Humanitys Plight

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Choose only one of the following seven questions to write a comprehensive essay that draws on at least one text from each of our three units (three texts total, only one from each unit). Good essays will support its points with quotes and specific examples from the assigned readings. Essays should be no longer than 8 pages.

1. Unite One texts:

Genesis, Ecclesiastes, Samson, Jonah, The Dark Knight Returns, and The Epic of Gilgamesh.

2. Unite two texts:

The Trial and Death of Socrates, the New Testament and the Kor’an

3. Unite three texts:

Sappho’s fragments, Sophocles’ Antigone, Voltaire’s Candide, Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle, and a small selection of erotic poems.


1. Most of our texts involve some element of divine will. Describe some various models of this we’ve read about in our texts. How are they similar and different?

2. Most of our texts involve some element of humanity’s plight. Describe some various models of this we’ve read about in our texts. How are they similar and different?

3. Most of our texts involve some element of friendship. Describe some various models of this we’ve read about in our texts. How are they similar and different?

4. Most of our texts delve into the meaning of love. Describe some various models of this we’ve read about in our texts. How are they similar and different?

5. Many of our texts pose observations about human sexuality. Describe some various models of this we’ve read about in our texts. How are they similar and different?

6. Many of our texts describe the human practice of religion. Describe some various models of this we’ve read about in our texts. How are they similar and different?

7. Many of our texts describe acts of violence as heroism. Describe some various models of this we’ve read about in our texts. How are they similar and different?


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Robyn1994
School: UC Berkeley

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Humanity’s Plight

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Introduction
The concept of humanity’s plight has been deeply explored in the three texts we covered
in class. The texts explore the aspects of evil and good and the utter destruction of human kind
that is manifested through ultimate death. In these texts, human kind is prone to evil that often
prevails good and results in destruction in the form of death. The concept of good and evil, life
and death is deeply analyzed in these texts as indicated in the Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle. In this
novel, Vonnegut portrays humanity’s fascination with evil and its apocalyptic consequences
(Vonnegut, 2009). Additionally, in the Genesis creation stories, Man chooses evil over good that
result in the fall of man and the introduction of death among human kind. In other words, death
can be perceived from these texts to be a punishment for humanity’s evil ways. Hence, death is
portrayed as an inevitable human plight that results from the increased fascination of human kind
with evil.
The theme of human plight to doom and destruction is best manifested in Vonnegut’s
Cat’s Cradle. In this novel, Vonnegut explores the ability of men to do evil and how this evil
results in the utter destruction. This theme is best implicated in exploration of science and
technology in the novel. Although technology is portrayed to make lives better, it also has far
reaching repercussions that threaten the entire human existence. This technological threat is
portrayed by the creation of Ice-nine, a technological advancement that gives Am...

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Outstanding Job!!!!

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