In 1891, Irish author Oscar Wilde observed, “Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man’s original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion.” Wilde claims that disobedience is a valuable human trait and that it promotes social progress.
Write an essay that argues your position on the extent to which Wilde’s claims are valid. (The two sources required are the books.) In your response you should do the following: Respond to the prompt with a thesis that may establish a line of reasoning. Select and use evidence from your reading of Profiles in Courage and Just Mercy, personal experience, and/or observations. Explain the relationship between the evidence and your thesis. Demonstrate an understanding of the rhetorical situation.* Use appropriate grammar and punctuation in communicating your argument.