English 1 – Essay # 3 (4-5 pages)
Due Dates: 1st Draft Due (in-class workshop): 10/15; Final Essay Due (accompanied w/rough draft):
In each of the essays below, the authors provide unique definitions for the following terms: “freedom,”
“justice,” and “virtue,” in order to disprove the improper applications of said terms (if the author does not
actually use these terms, base your definition on inferences from the text). In your essay, I would like for
you to define one of these terms: “freedom,” “justice,” or “virtue,” as illustrated by one of the authors
below, making sure to explain how this definition discredits the improper use of the term that they are
Make sure to include the following:
• Specify the meaning of the term as illustrated by the author
• Provide examples from the text
• Optional: Explore the etymology of the term (origin and history of a word). The most fruitful
source for such explorations is the Oxford English Dictionary. Use the history of the term to
• Discuss what the term is not, according to the author/ Discuss what the author is trying to
• Explain the importance of understanding the author’s definition of the term in regards to their
political and social standpoints.
When defining the term, make sure to not define the term with another abstract term – such as: heaven is
bliss. Both terms, “heaven” and “bliss,” are abstract terms, and need more concrete definitions and
examples to support them. A better statement would be, heaven is a happy state of mind. In this sentence,
you have given a concrete example to an abstract term.
Be as detailed as possible when describing the term and use direct quotes from the text as support.
Essays: Thoreau “Civil Disobedience”; King Jr. “Letter from Birmingham Jail”; Orwell “Shooting an
Final Essay must be in MLA Format
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