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Thoreau's Civil Disobedience

Summary: Discusses the Thoreau essay, Civil Disobedience. Examines his emphasis on individualism and strength of character. Compares Thoreau's ideas with those of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Thoreau's Civil Disobedience talks about politics, government and the issues concerning these areas today. "Government is best which governs least." This motto means that the government should not have complete power over the people. The people's opinion is what matters the most. Individualism is stressed throughout his writing. To stand up for what you believe in and not bend backwards for the government is necessary. He speaks of Slavery and the war in Mexico and how is must be put to a stop. The people are responsible for this happening. Many people opposed these things yet did nothing to change it. Allowing yourself to be a part of injustice makes you a part of the negativity. Paying taxes to a corrupt government makes you just as bad as they are. You are supporting a negative cause by doing so. No matter what you must stay true to...

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