Civil Disobedience

Civil Disobedience By Thoreau

What Is The Purpose of This Passage? ( to inform? To describe? To persuade? To critique? To express?)

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Do you mean the entire piece "Civil Disobedience?" Thoreau was against the war with Mexico (the Mexican-American War) and he was ready to serve jail time if the government continued to support what he felt was an unjust war. He wants to follow his conscience rather than the dictates of law.