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Essay Instructions: Essay Prompt:
The Plague by Albert Camus has powerful implications for the present. There is more to the "plague" than a horrible disease in Oran in the 1940s or even the Nazi occupation that was really Camus's inspiration for his novel. Imagine that you have been thinking about how there are serious plagues in the world now in 2013 and that there are still reasons for the need for resistance, which was one of the major themes of that book. Imagine further that you have the opportunity to develop these ideas in an essay for a major student journal distributed nationally to some of the most outstanding undergraduates in the nation.
Specifically, show how The Plague by Albert Camus applies to our times and how we have our own plagues in the early 21st century. On which specific "plague" (I choose to talk about racism) would you select to focus your attention? Which two characters from The Plague by Albert Camus would you select to commence and implement a resistance against the plague (racism)? Develop this thesis carefully and use details from the novel where appropriate, extrapolating them to the contemporary example you choose in your essay.
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Auther: Albert Camus
Title: The Stranger
Type: Summary or review
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Essay Instructions: Thematic Essay on The Stranger by Albert Camus
Identify a theme by using imagery and symbolism; use revelant details and facts from the work to establish point of view (by using quotes from book with pg #); show how the entire work proves Camus' thesis.
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Essay Instructions: 1) Read “The Guest” by Albert Camus. Based on your understanding of Albert Camus, which might be more important in Camus' view: adherence to societal rule or individual choice? Explain. (1 page; 300 words only)
2) ESSAY (Atleast 600 WORDS)
Read "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" by Ursula K. Le Guin. WRITE AN ESSAY in which you analyze the theme of the individual and society in that story. Below you will find a few points to consider about the story that will help you think about the theme and how LeGuin applies it. Your essay should be well-developed and well-supported with the text. ALSO:
- THESIS SHOULD BE UNDERLINED.
- THE TOPIC (THEME OF THE INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY) SHOULD BE DISCUSSED FULLY WITH
CREDIBLE, WELL-SELECTED DETAILS FROM URSULA K. LE GUIN STORY “The Ones Who Walk
Away from Omelas”.
- SHOULD INCLUDE PROPER USE OF IN-TEXT AND “WORK CITED” CITATIONS USING THE MLA
- THIS PAPER IS NOT RESEARCH-BASED SO YOU DO NOT NEED OUTSIDE SOURCES.
- WRITE ORIGINAL INSIGHTS
POINTS TO CONSIDER WHEN WRITING:
NOTE: LeGuin’s story “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” often startles its readers with its revelation. Before reading the points below, read the story first so that the notes do not spoil the impact for you.
LeGuin is known mostly as a science fiction writer, but in her works science fiction is used more as a vehicle to explore universal issues about humanity. In “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas,” LeGuin introduces us to a utopian community•at least on the surface. Make special note of the beauty and harmony of Omelas. LeGuin emphasizes a pristine natural setting in describing Omelas as “bright-towered by the sea,” with its great water-meadow of the Green Fields. Its people, both young and old, mingle harmoniously. The children run naked in “the bright air;” the horses, with their braided manes and streamers of silver, gold and green, wear no gear at all" (512). The emphasis is on the natural and the beautiful.
As you continue to read, note other qualities of Omelas: what is the government like? What about war? Crime? Religion?
What about this statement: “…and (a not unimportant point) let the offspring of these delightful rituals be beloved and looked after by all” (514). What is significant about it, particularly when you discover what is hidden in the basement?
What is drooze? Why is it necessary?
In all, how does LeGuin characterize Omelas? Does that characterization change when you discover the child in the basement?
Why is the child there? Why must it be there? We learn that the beauty and perfection of the society is dependent upon the pain and misery of the one child, who must never be shown any kindness or be removed from the room•for the society of Omelas would then come to an end. The child is made the scapegoat for the society, the one person who absorbs misery so that Omelas may enjoy happiness.
However, the story also forces the question: can happiness in a society be achieved at the expense of the individual?
As you consider a thesis for your essay, also think about the story’s ending. Who are the ones who walk away? Is their gesture enough? Too little? Readers generally have very strong reactions to this story. Many are convinced that they would rescue the child, even at the expense of destroying an entire society. How do you react?
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