Dialogue Assignment

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Dialogue Assignment

  • Field: Literature

 Books:Karl Marx<capital> ;W.E.B. Dubious <the souls of black folks>

Title/discussion content:
Is capitalism the best social system of the day?

Longer Essay 2: Dialogue Assignment

Students will write a dialogue in which two characters discuss some of the ideas from one of our class texts—but not one of the class texts used for the previous dialogue assignment. Each dialogue must include:

(1) a detailed summary of an argument from one of our class texts;

(2) a discussion of the summarized argument wherein one of the characters misunderstands the argument, which is then clarified by the other character

(3) a discussion of the summarized argument wherein one of the characters presents an objection to the summarized argument, which the other character refutes

(4) a discussion of the summarized argument wherein one of the characters presents an objection to the summarized argument, which the other character may either refute or may decide defeats the summarized argument

(5) a discussion of the summarized argument in relation to an argument from another class text

(6) a discussion of the summarized argument in relation to a current event

(7) quotations and citations for (1)-(6) from

a. the main class text

b. the second class text (for (5))

c. an outside source (for (6))

Papers will be assessed based on the presence and quality of each of the elements above as well as on style, grammar, and creativity.

Format: Each dialogue must be 1900-2500 words, 12-point font, single-spaced.