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Essay Question #3 Henry David Throeauís continuous life theme was his struggle to survive in the world without selling out like he felt most of society had already done. From Thoreauís Resistance to Civil Government and Slavery in Massachusetts, I selected six principles that, taken as a whole, create a guide to life for someone who values the self and personal conscience above the group and collective rules. Principle One: It is better to …

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…is not righteously moral. It is my belief that people who seek to discern the real truth through the self-explorative development of a moral conscience, intrinsically value the self above the impositions of the group. These people value the importance of the connection between the mind, body and spirit and would subsequently value these six principles as a morally true guide to life. Bibliography Essay for English Literature II using Norton's Anthology as a text