Choose one of the readings found either in our textbook or in Classroom Salon. Analyze the text, both in content and form, to demonstrate how the text functions as a product of its times.
Then choose a second artwork of a different modality but the same era to substantiate your claims.
To get full credit for this assignment, your assignment needs to include
(not necessarily in this order):
(1) a CLAIM (thesis statement) as to WHY the text is a product of its time
? Remember that the development of a thesis is a dynamic process. As you get deeper into the exploration of the material, your thesis should become more specific (and better!). If your thesis does not change throughout the process, be suspicious of its quality.
This claim could be (but is not limited to) a how the text reflects contemporary political and/or social concerns, cultural values or religious practices.
This claim could be (but is not limited to) how the text critiques existing social structures, presents an ideal that transcends contemporary ills or motivates certain desirable qualities and/or behaviors.
Your Essay Needs to Include:
(2) a BRIEF statement as to the historical particularities ?pertinent to your claim ? of the era/cultural context in which the text was produced
(3) observations as to both CONTENT and FORM (and how these relate to your claim).
(4) a contrast/comparison as to how your observations relate to expressions in one other artwork of that time.
(5) be a minimum of five pages, double spaced (12-point font or smaller)
**Source:Textbook – Gloria K. Fiero, The Humanistic Tradition, Book One, 6th Edition, McGraw Hill: 2011 ;
Classroom Salon Readings – 1. 2990.pdf ; 2.3003.pdf ; 3. 3016.pdf ; 4. 3023.pdf ; 5.3043.pdf ; 6. 3058.pdf will add more 4 readings as the instructors gives them. **
** No Internet/Outside Sources**