Project #211777 - TEXT AND TRADITIONS

English Tutors

Subject English
Due By (Pacific Time) 11/20/2017 12:00 am

MAJOR ESSAY

 

Word count: 1500
(+/-10%)

 

REFERENCING STYLE: Harvard referencing style

 

OVERVIEW: The essay will involve an analytical argument based on ‘The Hunger Games’ by Suzanne Collins, and ‘The Last Days of Jeanne d’Arc’ by Ali Alizadeh

 

QUESTION:

 

"Perhaps all men, by the very act of being born, are destined to suffer violence; yet this is a truth to which circumstance shuts men's eyes. The strong are, as a matter of fact, never absolutely strong, nor are the weak absolutely weak, but neither is aware of this. They have in common a refusal to believe they both belong to the same species."

Simone Weil  The Iliad; or The Poem of Force

 

"So now, each of you, turn straight for the enemy,

live or die - that is the lovely give and take of war."

Homer, The Iliad, (pg 449)

 

What drives men's lust for war?

Answer in relation to the philosophy of Charles Darwin and Jean-Jacques Rousseau and at least two of the set texts you have studied.

 

Requirements:

 

-       Careful reading/examination of the primary texts

-       A structured, clear argument

-       A critically argued position

-       Awareness of the overarching themes of the unit

-       Acceptable written expression

 

LAYOUT OF ESSAY: 

Introduction: introducing both texts and arguments you will discuss. Include thesis statement. NOT A SUMMARY OF THE NOVELS.

BODY 1: discuss argument 1.

BODy 2: discuss argument 2

Body 3: discuss argument 3

Body 4: discuss argument 4

Conclusion: conclude all ideas and arguments.

NOTES

-        PROVID A THESIS FOR ALL PARAGRAGHS.

-        DO NOT SUMMARISE THE NOVELS.

-        INCORPERATE QUOTES AND PARAPHRASES INTO ALL PARAGRAPHS.

-        INCORPERATE SECONDARY AND PRIMARY QUOTES

 

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