Peer response 2 | literature

Resistance to civil government by thoreau Henry d.

Peers post(Thoreau presented integrity through his writing as he expressed the importance of not letting a head or someone in a higher position like the government take away what truly values. Thoreau was not in accord with the things that the president at that time was doing, like the war the U.S had with Mexico and Britain. To Thoreau’s eyes that was not necessary and only disrupted the peace between the countries, and President Polk was not hesitant to let foreign countries know that he had willpower or dominance including his citizens some were not pleased but were afraid to speak up because of  Class status and race which also upset Thoreau quoted “There will never be a free and enlightened State until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its power and authority are derived, and treats him accordingly. I”.)

Thoreau, Henry D.(1849).Resistance to civil government, The Norton anthology of American literature. Shorter 7th ed. New York: W.W. Norton.

Respond to a classmate. Do you agree with your classmate’s perspective? Why or why not? Be specific. What is the most convincing part of your classmate’s post and why?

  • 150 words minimum for each post (excluding quotations and citations)
  • Include at least one properly integrated and cited quote for each peer response to support your claims. You may use either direct or paraphrased quotes.