Discuss how individuals transform society for the better

Using Herman Melville’s Billy Budd (Sailor), the selections from Henry David Thoreau Civil disobedience, or the selections from Ralph Waldo Emerson self reliance , explore the theme of the individual versus society. In addition to the primary source or sources, use two secondary sources. Secondary sources must be complete, academic sources (not reference works of any type). The essay should by 5-7 pages and adhere to MLA guidelines for both format and documentation
(The sources listed above are from the northern anthology american literature book vol B 1820-1865)