because being imprisoned only affects the body,not the mind (apex)
A. Because governments can only lock a person up physically, not mentally
In section three of "Civil Disobedience," Henry David Thoreau describes his own experience defying the law. He argues that even though he was imprisoned in body, the government could not imprison him mentally or defeat his spirit. He says that in fact, he was more free than most citizens, because he was free in his mind:
"I saw that, if there was a wall of stone between me and my townsmen, there was a still more difficult one to break through, before they could get to be as free as I was."
A. Because being imprisoned only affects the body, not the mind
Imprisonment is being done to the people who are not conforming to the societal standard, so they are locked away with the hope that they do not hurt or 'ideologically contaminate' other people.
Thoreau argued that such imprisonment wouldn't fix the difference in way of thinking that cause that people to be imprisoned to begin with.
During the period of the imprisonment, the prisoners will still constantly re-examine their ideologies that put them there in the first place. Their belief might get deepen since they only have other prisoners to interact to, which are also considered 'misfits' of society.
A. Because governments can only lock a person up physically,not mentally
B. Because the mind is not imprisoned.
Because the mind is not imprisoned.
Henry David Thoreau believes that imprisonment is not effective because the mind cannot be imprisoned. Therefore, he believes that although his body is imprisoned, there is no way in which the authorities would be able to control his thoughts. Therefore, he can still have the same ideas that he had before, which got him imprisoned in the first place.
D. because being imprisoned only affects the body, not the mind.
I believed he said that even though they locked his physical body in jail they couldn't lock his mind. His mind was free.
The correct answer is option B. "Because the mind is not imprisoned".
Henry David Thoreau was an American essayist, who was abolitionist that at one time spent one night in jail for not paying the taxes because he did not agree with the Mexican–American War or slavery. Henry David Thoreau took advantage of his night in jail and took the story of his cellmate as an inspiration for his essays. In his book "Resistance to Civil Government" ("Civil Disobedience") he argues that imprisonment is ineffective because in his own experience the government could imprison his body, but his mind and his spirit would always remain free.