Essay – Liberal Arts


In constructing meaning from the liberal arts, reading the books assigned (described bellow)  provides readers the opportunity to consider and to reflect upon the human condition. Based upon your reading of The Odyssey, selected poems (Ulysses,Ithaka and Penelope), The Symposium and The Book of Job, defend or challenge the notion that these works offer insights into “living the good life” and/or that they provide a lens through which we may examine the quality of our own lives. 

5 pages, double-spaced, 12 pt. font, Times New Roman

 Argument must include an insightful discussion of at least two of the three major works read (not just a poem or three poems plus a major work):

-The Odyssey of Homer, Part 1: Books 1, 9, 10 and 12 // Part II: Books 21, 22, 23

– Plato: The Sumposium

– The Book of Job – Hebrew Bible

Essays must contain relevant textual evidence (correctly cited) and descriptive details/examples that support the thesis.

 Grammar, mechanics and style should be clear, concise and engaging.

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