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STEP 1: Choose a topic Here are SOME POSSIBLE topics (you can make up your own,

STEP 1: Choose a topic
Here are SOME POSSIBLE topics (you can make up your own, combine them, separate them, etc.). Not every topic match passages exactly):
(1) DEUS ABSCONDITUS SUB CONTRARIO:
*Reality vs. Perception (what we see)
*Madness vs. Sanity
*Passion vs. Reason
*True vs. False
*Free Choice vs. Fate
*Decision vs. Indecision
*Action vs. Inaction (when we are supposed to act or not to act)
(2) THE PRINCE by MACHIAVELLI
*A Leader’s (king, prince, queen) relationship with other people
*What makes a good king or queen
*What makes a bad king or queen
(3) TRAGEDY IDEAS
*The Greek idea of Enkratia (self-control or discipline)
*The Greek idea of Aidos (honor)
*Unions (the idea of the “erotic” or intimate relationships or “erotic” errors)
(3) CULTURAL IDEAS
*Chivalry
*Courtly Love
*Biblical Love
STEP 2: Write your opinion + back it up (use the exercise to help you)
(a) Defend your thesis (claim) with supporting reasons (premises).
(b) Explain & prove your idea by analyzing and explaining evidence (quotations) from the script.
(c) Make sure you write the passage number down like so ACT.SCENE.LINES (e.g. Act 2.2.125-200).
You decide on the how you connect the idea to the passages.