Can someone please help me with this essay? I am lost; I have no idea where to begin.Choose one of the topics listed. PLan your essay and write your first draft. Then revise and edit your draft,...

Can someone please help me with this essay? I am lost; I have no idea where to begin.

Choose one of the topics listed. PLan your essay and write your first draft. Then revise and edit your draft, and write your final essay. Don't forget to identify your audience, purpose, and task before you begin planning.

Friedrich Niezsche believed that people who do not conform to conventional standards of behavior would always would always feel lonely. Reread the intro to Margaret Atwood's story, "My life as a bat". How would Nietzsche most likely feel about Atwood? Be sure to provide examples and details from both selections.

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Carl Jung felt the unconscious part of the psyche was as important as the conscious part. The story by Naguib Mahfouz, "Half a Day," has many dreamlike elements. Imagine that Jung and Mahfouz have a conversation about the story. Write their conversation as you would a scene in a play. Example: JUNG: So, Mr. Mahfouz, I've just finished reading your story.     MAHFOUZ: Is that right? Now I suppose you're going to want to know what it means.

 

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This question is hard to answer because you have a choice between two assignments, and I'm supposed to edit this down to  one which I can't seem to do.  So, I would tell you to choose the first one because usually an essay is easier to write than a play.  Re-read the Atwood story, "My Life as a Bat."  If she feels like a bat, she would feel different than everyone else which means that she does not conform to the usual.  Nietzsche believes that she would of course be lonely.  How do you think Nietzsche would feel about Atwood because of her story?  Does it fit his ideas?  Use examples from both the Nietzsche article and the Atwood story to prove what you believe Nietzsche would feel about Atwood using his theory as your basis.  Your audience is your teacher and classmates, your purpose is to prove your thesis statement and educate your classmates, and know exactly what you wish to prove.  Think of three ideas Nietzsche would have about Atwood and use those as your three body paragraphs.  Perhaps he would feel that she was the perfect example of his theory because she never had friends, she lived alone to write with no one else in her life, and comparing herself to a bat even in the title indicates a non-conformist. Feel free to figure out three ideas which better fit your question, and develop them well.   

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