The Question and Answer section for Civil Disobedience is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Thoreau got out of paying any money to the church by not attending services. Instead, he worked in his garden and spread manure.
Thoreau says it is the duty of men to rebel against unjust, tyranical, or inefficient government.
Although he did not like being in prison, he also felt he had a sense of freedom. Thoreau claimed his imagination could set him free wherever he was.