Answer two of the following three questions. There is no set length. Be sure to answer each question that you select as thoroughly as possible. When the essays will be graded, leaving out an important point from your answer will generally cost a half grade (from A to B+ for example).
Be sure that it’s clear from your answer how all of the factors you include fit in the complete answer. (Each question is worth 50 points.) You may use the texts we have studied when you write your answers, and you may use the discussion from the recordings when you write your essays, but nothing else (electronic or printed), and each person must work alone.
If want to consult a “Style Manual” to check information about writing, that is allowed. The two standard Style Manuals are the Modern Language Association’s manual and the University of Chicago manual. The deadline for submitting your essays is Monday, March 15th, at 11:59 p.m. (2021).
- a. Explain, as thoroughly as possible, what the central conflict in Antigone is and how it came about.
b. Explain, as thoroughly as possible, what each of the two main characters involved in the conflict represents.
c. Explain, as thoroughly as possible, what qualifies Antigone as an heroic figure.
2) a, Explain, as thoroughly as possible, what the disagreement is between Job
and his three friends.
b. Explain, as thoroughly as possible, what the significance is of God’s
speech for the position taken by Job in the debate with his friends, and for
the basic position taken by his friends in the debate.
3) a. Explain, as thoroughly as possible, what the significance of Galileo’s discovery of the moons of Jupiter is for the Copernican Revolution and what the significance is of his discovery of shadows on the surface of the earth’s moon is for the Copernican Revolution.
b. Select two of the following three areas of human activity and experience and explain, as thoroughly as possible, how The Life of Galileo illustrates how science interacts with those other two areas of human activity and experience: economic, political, and social.