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Assignment Expectations For this assignment, you will utilize the skills that yo

Assignment Expectations
For this assignment, you will utilize the skills that you have learned from your Freshman Composition Courses and throughout your years of high school English to craft a 1,000-word essay in MLA Style (for an example of how a paper should be formatted and cited in MLA, click here (Links to an external site.)) to answer a specific question on EITHER Plato’s Republic or Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics.
Plato’s Republic
If you choose the Republic by Plato (i.e.: the red pill), select one of the following questions from Fiero to fully answer throughout your essay:
“What does each allegorical figure (the Cave, the Sun, and so on) represent?
“How does this education of the psyche contribute (according to Socrates) to the life of a ‘well-governed society’?” (107).
You should be able to thoughtfully address each of these questions using only Reading 4.6 from Fiero. Each of your body paragraphs should have explicit textual evidence from this reading, which should have proper in-text citation of the author and page number–for example: (Plato 106). Furthermore, your Works Cited would contain the following bibliographic entry (just don’t forget the hanging indention):
Plato. “From the ‘Allegory of the Cave’ from Plato’s Republic.” The Humanistic Tradition (Valencia College), by Gloria Fiero, Book 1, 7th ed., McGraw-Hill, 2020, pp 105-07.
Note: Plato’s Republic is the ONLY source that is allowed on this assignment.
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Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics
If you choose the Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle (i.e.: the blue pill), select one of the following questions from Fiero to fully answer throughout your essay:
“What, according to Aristotle, is the supreme good?
“How does one arrive at the Golden Mean?” (110).
You should be able to thoughtfully address each of these questions using only Reading 4.6 from Fiero. Each of your body paragraphs should have explicit textual evidence from this reading, which should have proper in-text citation of the author and page number–for example: (Aristotle 109). Furthermore, your Works Cited would contain the following bibliographic entry (just don’t forget the hanging indention):
Aristotle. “From Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics.” The Humanistic Tradition (Valencia College), by Gloria Fiero, Book 1, 7th ed., McGraw-Hill, 2020, pp. 109-10.
Note: Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics is the ONLY source that is allowed on this assignment.