Write an essay that analyzes and makes a claim about at least two readings from the text.(“The Allegory of the Cave” by Plato and “The Four Idols” by Francis Bacon.)You should analyze the text in such a way that the reader comes away with a deeper understanding both of the texts and of the analytical claim of your own that you are making.
The essay should develop and support a point about the text. Work with difficult parts of the text that are challenging or confusing in some way. Use the questions at the end of the essays to help get ideas. You should analyze the text so you can develop a point. Your essay should not be a general survey of points about the text. You need to have overall significant, insightful point to make. Don’t try to “cover” the text, and don’t follow the organization of the text you’re analyzing; instead, have a single, very small focused point of your own you want to make about the relationship between the texts.
Your audience consists of your colleagues in the class, they do not have the book open in front of them so contextualize your quotations for them.
The paper should have a one paragraph introduction that includes the full names of the writers of the texts you are primarily writing about, and the titles of the texts. Include brief (one or two sentence)summaries of the texts. you will be comparing. The last sentence of this paragraph should be your thesis statement.
You must use at least one quotation in every body paragraph. Introduce and contextualize your quotations, and cite them properly.