Essays Tagged: "Civil Disobedience"

Analysis of Crito

Analysis of CritoThe question is raised within the dialogue between Socrates and Crito concerning civil disobedience. Crito has the desire, the means, and many compelling reasons with which he tries ...

(2 pages) 108 0 3.0 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy


had the talent of getting a massive amount of people to follow him and his beliefs. He did this by civil disobedience concerning the British, fasting for non-violence, non-violence all together, Ashi ... ng peace fully. All these fasts were successful methods of non-violence.One of Gandhi's Methods was civil disobedience. Civil disobedience is where you do not follow an law that you believe that was u ...

(3 pages) 106 1 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights

Nelson Mandela and his New Nation

aceful means.1 Soon after, Nelson Mandela joined the A.N.C. The A.N.C. wanted to end apartheid by civil disobedience, general strike, and public demonstrations. The Boerovernment banned the A.N.C ... ty. Mandela has achieved full enfranchisement, but he may find it more difficult to guarantee full civil rights across the bod. In addition, Mandela will have great difficulty in achieving econom ...

(6 pages) 105 0 3.7 Nov/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

The History of the Forest and the Temagami Debate

Three: The Temagami Debate 11The Forester 11The Environmentalist 12Part Four: The Law of the Land 13Civil Disobedience 13Government Legislation / Wildlands League Lawsuit 15Natural vs. Positive Law 16 ... lways managed the forests very poorly, even before forest management became an issue.Since earliest civilized times, wood has been coveted as a resource for its ability to burn, as well as its pliable ...

(19 pages) 102 0 3.6 Dec/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

This essay discusses the assumption, made in the Crito, that "one should never do wrong in return" within the context of civil disobedience.

return, nor injure any person, whatever injury one has suffered at his hands" within the context of civil disobedience. I will show how civil disobedience must incorporate pointing out the weaknesses ... ng out the weaknesses of society, while showing respect for the rest of society and its authorities.Civil disobedience is disobeying the unjust rules of society in a nonviolent way to create tension a ...

(3 pages) 88 0 3.0 Oct/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Movie Review of the film Gandhi.

in detail through many examples shown and conversations spoken. His campaign of non-cooperation and civil disobedience with no violent resistance at all brought an Empire to its knees and was slowly a ... rnalists have to go through while covering certain controversial issues, in this case for instance, civilians and workers being beaten and mistreated one after the other for protesting peacefully agai ...

(7 pages) 139 0 4.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

"Civil Disobedience" By David Henry Thoreau

Civil DisobedienceHenry David ThoreauAmerican author and naturalist, Henry David Thoreau was born in ... reflected in his numerous writings.In one of Thoreau's most noted and influential works, the essay "Civil Disobedience," he begins an attack on the philosophy of a strong ruling government by agreeing ... ent to me about the importance of being an individual.In his essay Thoreau does state however, that civil obligation is necessary for the sake of expediency, and that laws of the government should be ...

(4 pages) 227 1 4.2 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

MLK and his sermon from "God Is Able" and why he had philosphical jusification for civil disobedience.

There are many beliefs I take issue with King's Philosophical justification for civil disobedience. The poem written by Paul Laurence Dunbar in "Our God is Able" is an example in o ...

(2 pages) 42 1 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Anne Moody's activism style in "Coming of Age in Mississippi" reflects both that of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Henry David Thoreau.

Martin Luther King, Jr. and Henry David Thoreau both advocated for the use of civil disobedience in response to governmental or social wrongs. While they articulate different ver ... d practices. Anne Moody in her book entitled "Coming of Age in Mississippi" reflects both styles of civil disobedience; however, it is more closely related to that of Martin Luther King, Jr. This may ... fusal of patronage. This strike was a prelude to the sit-in Anne was involved with later during the Civil Rights Movement. This sit-in included other CORE and NAACP members where they could not be ser ...

(3 pages) 98 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Honors class summary of Crito by Plato

CritoThis dialogue between Socrates and Crito concerns civil disobedience. Crito has many compelling reasons with which he tries to convince Socrates to ag ...

(1 pages) 58 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Rebelling for the Hell of it In order for a rebellion to take place, is there a need for a cause? Or can a rebellion take place without a cause?

eves that men have the "right to refuse allegiance to and to resist the government" (On the Duty of Civil Disobedience, 1565) when it becomes so unendurable that too much "friction" builds up and lead ...

(4 pages) 24 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Critical Response on "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest"

where stability and assimilation are not just recommended, but also enforced. We have the right for civil disobedience, so long as it is non-violent and within reason. In the book, One Flew Over the C ...

(5 pages) 33 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Answer to Martin Luther King questions

ve his enemy as he would his neighbor. Gandhi in turn derived his thoughts from Thoreau's essay "On civil disobedience." Gandhi's beliefs helped king to harness his anger and channel it into a positiv ... ed older, more conservative black organizations.3.There were two significant accomplishments of the civil Rights movements in the mid 1960's. One of them was the Miracle of Montgomery when the blacks ...

(2 pages) 39 1 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Saul ALinsky - Civil Disobedience

Saul Alinsky, a man of many virtues pioneered civil disobedience in the midTwentieth century by inspiring entire communities to act as a whole in ... St. Francis of Assisi,Mohandas Gandhi, and Martin Luther King have also encouraged various forms of civildisobedience to achieve their goals of peace and justice.Alinsky's rationale for this system of ... d St. Francis ofAssisi as well.More than three thousand years ago, the first widely recorded act of civildisobedience occurred when Hebrew midwives stood up to the order of the Egyptianpharaoh and ref ...

(8 pages) 96 1 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Machiavelli vs. Thoreau (Compare and Contrast Essay)

w to rule a country, gives a conservative approach to how one should govern. Henry David Thoreau's "Civil Disobedience" published in 1849, offers a liberal approach on how one should be governed. Mach ...

(4 pages) 96 2 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Comparative Essays

The Sin of Morality in Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail," Virginia Woolf's "In Search of a Room of One's Own," and Henry David Thoreau's "Civil Disobedience"

l" (1963), Virginia Woolf in "In Search of a Room of One's Own" (1929), and Henry David Thoreau in "Civil Disobedience" (1849). In King's essay, the author is singularly trying to justify his ground a ... oitive traits are revealed. While Thoreau writes against the enormous opposition of the people, the Civil War becomes evident. These rebels logically describe the need to speak with influential words ...

(7 pages) 128 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Civil Disobedience

f Bill C-250 that many fear will make preaching against homosexuality a hate crime. The morality of civil disobedience is controversial issue among Christians with some believing that obedience is of ... ir task of governing effectively: taxes, revenue, respect, and honour (Romans 13: 1-7).Opponents of civil disobedience value an orderly community. However, many (not all) groups that resort to using c ...

(7 pages) 96 0 5.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Civil Disobedience By Henry David Thoreau

zen should live many of his works. He indirectly supplements the arguments he presents in his essay Civil Disobedience through a comprehensive selection of adages found in his other works. In particul ... e awake is to be alive. I have never met a man who is quite awake" support many of the arguments in CivilDisobedience because they help to explicate the complex ideas Thoreau presents.The phrase "A si ...

(3 pages) 111 0 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Henry David Thoreau - "Why I Went to the Woods"

This excerpt is from his famous essay, "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience". First, some background; in 1842, his brother John died of lockjaw. Three years ...

(2 pages) 55 0 5.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Mexican War in Relation to Henry David Thoreau (Overview of the Mexican War, and how it is related to Henry David Thoreau)

, and did not pay taxes to the United States government because of the Mexican War. For this act of civil disobedience, he was thrown in Jail. What about this cause that took place that Henry David Th ... me to office in 1845. It had taken root in the American culture that it was a "God-given" right to "civilize" and occupy the whole area between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Not only was this idea ...

(6 pages) 47 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars