The focus is on brief but important primary source material
written by major authors. Read the selections as identified with each
topic below. Write a three to four (3-4) paragraph essay (250 words minimum)
which analyzes the “surprise ending” of the reading selection.
Two (2) reading selections from Voltaire’s Candide. Consider how
these readings start and end in terms of the action and the beliefs. You are
looking for surprise and a point of realization. These selections can be found
on pp. 840-841 in the textbook. In addition, consult the class text at pp.
For the reading selection you choose:
Clearly state in your own words the “surprise ending” in the
reading you selected. Clearly identify the point in the reading when you
realized that there were elements in the reading that surprised you. Not all of
the surprises come at the end.
Evaluate how successful the author was in convincing you to
accept the validity of the “surprise ending” that was different from what you
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12),
with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA
Style format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. (Note:
Students can find APA style materials located in the Additional Resources
section of their Student Center within their course shell for reference)
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the
student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover
page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page
Use the source(s) identified above for the topic you choose,
focusing on the main primary source of that author. You may use additional
sources also if they are of good academic quality for college papers (Wikipedia
and similar websites do not qualify). Use proper APA style in-text citing and
also a matching APA style References list at the end.