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Question

One who breaks an unjust law must do so openly, lovingly, and with a willingness to accept the penalty.

Based on his behavior in "Civil Disobedience," how would Thoreau most likely feel about King’s statement?

-He would believe that his reasons and King’s reasons for protest were completely unrelated.
-He would disagree with King’s belief that one must accept the penalty for political protest.
-He would believe that King did not understand the nature of political protest.
-He would agree with King that one should engage in political protest peacefully.

2 Answer

  • He would agree with King that one should engage in political protest peacefully.
  • Answer:

    -He would agree with King that one should engage in political protest peacefully.

    Explanation:

    Thoreau would most likely agree with King's statement. This is because the statement reflects the way Thoreau approached civil disobedience in his own life. Thoreau believed that a person had the responsibility to follow his own values and principles. And, if these were contrary to the law, he was justified in opposing such a law. However, they should also be ready to face the consequences. Thoreau acted in this way, and as a consequence, was imprisoned for his actions.

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