quarta-feira, 7 de janeiro de 2009

Literatura Norte Americana 1 Study Questions

Questões para complementar a leitura de Civil Disobedience (Henry David Thoreau).

Comentários na próxima aula, quarta-feira 14 de Janeiro.

Levem também seus textos para os seminários para orientações.

Does Thoreau seem to be optimistic or pessimistic about people's ability to improve the world? Explain.

Is Thoreau's essay based on the concepts of individualism and self- reliance? Explain how.

In the text Thoreau justify the moral need for civil disobedience? How does he do it and what principles does he rely on in his justification?

What might Thoreau think about the government in today's society, especially in the USA? (Think about the international relations, the globalization and the military complex.)

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