Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau

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'Civil Disobedience' is an essay by Henry David Thoreau written in 1849. The author's thesis is that he believes should not riot extremely but peacefully. If someone has a problem, they should fix it. From what read in this excerpt, agree, and disagree with the author. From this essay, believe the author is just because he believes in peace, stand up for his own beliefs, and to do what belief is right. In the essay, the author mainly keeps repeating his thesis in almost every sentence, which starts getting repetitive.

The author starts the essay by stating, 'it is not a man's duty, as a matter of course, to devote himself to the eradication of any, even the wrong.' However, it can be his motivation. I agree with the author when he later provides an example of this as a 'soldier who refuses to join an unjust war that is run by an unjust government.

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' The soldier refuses to join the war in a (peaceful) manner, he (stands up for himself) and he purses (what he believes is right) by not joining an unjust war for an unjust government.

A point I agree with in the excerpt is when the author talks about 'some status petitioning the state to dissolve the Union to disregard the requisitions of the President.' The people petition peacefully, they stand up to the President for the requisitions, and they stop him because they believe it is right. As you can see, the author emphasizes how much he believes what is right.

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The author compares civil disobedience to injustice.' the injustice is part of the necessary friction of the machine.' do disagree with him when he believes the system is injustice, and he is stopping it. Support him for (standing up for his beliefs) and doing his version of right, but I disagree with his beliefs because they are that of a radical that ruins other people's lives in order to make his life better. affirm him standing up for himself and doing what he believes is right, but in paragraph seven, he states, 'It's Constitution is very evil.' He does not state why only that it is evil. He does state 'that this seems harsh,' but this leaves room for much disagreement. The constitution is the reason for our country. It states the constitution is evil ruining his stance to promote equality, but he states the constitution is evil, which states that 'all men are created equal.'

' Civil disobedience' is an essay with firm beliefs if they are repetitive. The essay mainly comes down to comparing stories of soldiers, presidents, injustice, and the constitution being evil. Agree with the story of soldiers and presidents and disagree with the story of injustice and the constitution being evil. It remains with the points of peace, firmness, and beliefs. 'Civil disobedience' was an excellent essay and is well worth a look through for its beliefs.

Updated: Feb 17, 2024
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