103 Reading Guide Questions

Please answer the following questions in a one paragraph response.

1. Briefly summarize Henry David Thoreau’s view of what it means to be a citizen. Compare his versions of citizenship and duty to the state to today’s society.

2. Thoreau’s ideas relate those of other author’s, and he even inspired a few very influential figures. Use previous knowledge or an internet search to connect Thoreau’s ideas to other individuals.

3. How does Henry David Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience” compare to other Abolitionist or Revolutionary texts? Please be specific and bring up relevant themes such as how just a state is, slavery, the role of a citizen, or individual actions with a state.


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