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This is only one of several thesis statements Thoreau makes in the first paragraph of “Civil Disobedience” (p. 301), an essay explaining why he rejects certain laws. ” The rest of his essay is a discussion of his complaints against the laws he cannot ethically obey while still maintaining his own moral position. • A thesis that states an opinion In “The Gospel of Wealth” (p. ” With so many problems of any age, this statement will need a great deal of support from Carnegie’s analysis of the recent events and the circumstances of his time.
Dad and I would rather go to a movie, and when I was in middle school we used to see action adventure films that Mom didn’t like. Dad and I are more interested in the same kinds of things than are Tim and Mom, who like different things. Is this normal, or should I be worried that sometime in the future Tim will suddenly explode and let go on Dad? Or that I will on Mom? Should I be frightened? –Alice F. The rest of the essay examines Alice’s and Tim’s relationships with their parents and compares them with Freud’s examples.
That may be true to some extent, but my observations, and those of Judith Butler, suggest that there is a significant genetic factor that has to be taken into account. • Andrew Carnegie would be very pleased with the distribution of wealth in our country today because it is approximately the same as it was in his time. indd 27 21-11-2012 10:53:07 28 WRITING ABOUT IDEAS their wealth posthumously to benefit the public. Here are my suggestions for how their money should be spent. • The question of whether or not democracy will become unsuccessful again, as Carl Becker suggests may happen, is extremely important to consider because some of the same conditions that deprived Athens of its democracy seem to be at work today.