Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Nuance

1. What inspired Thoreau to write "Civil Disobedience"?
2. What was he reading at the time? Who did he enjoy studying?
3. What was his intention of writing "Civil Disobedience"? Who was his audience? Did he write for the intention to express his rhetorical thoughts or was he writing for the hope that many would read it and thus begin a revolution?
4. What did other people at the time think of Thoreau's defiance against the poll tax? Did others agree and support him? Were there other forms of defiance against President Polk's poll tax law?

Just starting from the beginning, new ideas and more research to do!

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