and emotional arguments, but is soon to be upstaged by another author who uses Thoreaus ideas in a new setting. In his paper Civil Disobedience, Thoreau encourages the reader to recognize when the government is doing something unjust and wrongful to the people. It fortified the beliefs of those who thought the government acted unfairly. Civil Disobedience was written by Henry David Thoreau. Although Thoreau was first to introduce the idea of civil disobedience, King was better at illustrating this idea through his rhetorical strategies of ethos, pathos, and logos appeals.
If the laws are not obeyed by the people and the people dont do as the government tells them to do then the government would put you in jail for an undetermined amount of time. This was just a small step in their actions to change the way people think because they have suffered these injustices for way too many years. Ave made excellent points in their essays about the injustices that have been inflicted upon them in their society. After over one hundred years, the common theme of helping the people get the freedom which is rightfully theirs is still the passion of both writers. The government has the right to take their property away from them.
It not only divides States and churches, it divides families; ay, it divides the individual, separating the diabolical in him from the divine. He introduced this idea during the Mexican War, which was fought for the territory to join the United States as a slave state. Thoreau was arrested for not paying poll-taxes and stayed in jail for one night. I did not for a moment feel confined, and the walls seemed a great waste of stone and mortarThe night in prison was novel and interesting enough. Based on Thoreau's transcendental beliefs, why might he have written an essay opposing the war? Another emotional part was when he started to tell the people to stop paying their taxes so that if the government doesnt get what they want then maybe they will reform and change their ways.