The Question and Answer section for Civil Disobedience is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
how does the first sentence of paragraph 8 develop a central idea
Thoreau opens his essay with the motto "That government is best which governs least." His distrust of government stems from the tendency of the latter to be "perverted and abused" before the people can actually express their will through it. A...
Thoreau argues that government should only be a tool to carry out the will of the people. He argues that the less government is involved in people's lives, the better things would be.