Answer the following questions as completely and as thoughtfully as possible. In addition, review your classmates answers to the same questions. Choose ONE answer from a peer to respond to. Your response should be more than "I dis/agree with your answer", or "good job". If you agree, why? If you disagree, why? What did their answer make you think of? Did their answer make you rethink what you said? Discuss.
- Is Thoreau’s concept of civil disobedience compatible with democratic government? Why/not?
- Thoreau asks somewhat rhetorically, “Must the citizen ever for a moment, or in the least degree, resign his conscience to the legislator?” What do you interpret this statement to mean? How would you answer this question?
- According to Thoreau, why do unjust laws exist?
- What do you think Thoreau’s message is when he writes, “After the first blush of sin comes indifference?”