Thoreau Civil Disobedience

Thoreau Civil Disobedience - Thoreau study questions Part...

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Thoreau study questions Part 2, p. 1 Thoreau Civil Disobedience Study Questions for ¶22-53 ¶22: 1. What is the “evil” that Thoreau is referring to in this paragraph? How does he recommend this “evil” be dealt with? ¶23: 2. Is “government” equivalent to “the State”, according to Thoreau? ¶24: 3. Look up the term “injustice”. In what way is Thoreau using this term? What does Thoreau suggest one do if law requires him/her to commit an injustice? Do you think Thoreau is correct in his suggestion? ¶25: 4. Look up the term “unconciliatory”. Does Thoreau think that the State does not consider solutions for so called “evils”? Does Thoreau believe that change is always a good thing? ¶26: 5. What, according to Thoreau, constitutes a majority? Look up the term “abolitionists”. ¶27: 6. In which situation does Thoreau claim to meet the State government? How many “HONEST men” would it take in jail to abolish slavery? What issue is Thoreau talking about in this paragraph? That is, what would someone be put in jail for, in this context? Who does Thoreau consider a neighbor?
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