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Unformatted text preview: Resistance This text written by Henry David Thoreau was generally about the government’s control over the people. The authors is trying to illustrate that the government can and should be better than it is. His argument stresses that the state should be controlled less by the ideals of a few that have found themselves at the top spots and more as the average man. He gives many examples supporting his ideas and beliefs just like he argues that we are dependent on the government for nothing; “it does not keep the country free”. I agree to a certain extent with Thoreau because even in the society we live in today, there is still a lot of indirect government control over the population. There is no real freedom; people can’t really achieve what they dream. And this is a result of non effective institutions and the men that govern them....
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2012 for the course LIT 100 taught by Professor Cooper during the Spring '11 term at University of Minnesota Duluth.
- Spring '11