Walden Civil Disobedience
... Henry David Thoreau’s Walden a non-fiction work was first published in 1854 and is replete with themes of Transcendentalism.(Whicher, 1945, 11) Transcendentalism is founded on a principles of inner and spiritual self. (Gohdes, 2003, 3-16) Walden’s approach to Transcendentalism is evidenced in Thoreau’s emphasis on solitude, self-reliance, contemplation and connection to nature. (Whicher, 1945, 33-40) Solitude, self-reliance and closeness to nature, concurrent themes throughout Walden are represented as key elements for successful transcending current cultural and societal mores that are deeply rooted in materialism. (Whicher, 1945, 33-40)
Walden was first published as Life in the Woods (Tho...