Voltaire has been transported via time machine to America and is at work on a new philosophical tale.Summarize the plot of his new book in three-four pages. Then write one-two pages in which you explain or analyze the significance of the tale you’ve just summarized.
You have a lot of latitude in how you approach this topic, but keep in mind that part of what you’re trying to do is show—at least indirectly—your understanding of Candide. Thus, it would probably be a good idea to assume that Voltaire is still a satirist and a free-thinker…. What people and/or institutions might he think worthy of attack? Why?
If you are an international student, you may have Voltaire transported to and writing about your country. Just keep in mind that you may need to provide a little more explanatory information. I have some sense, for example, of how Washington, D.C. works, but I won’t know as much about the capital of your country.
Voltaire has been transported via time machine to America and is at work on a new philosophical tale
Research/Documentation Requirements: You are not required to do research for this paper. If you choose to do research, you should use quality sources and document scrupulously (using MLA format).
Length and Format:
Your essay should be about 4-5 pages (1,000-1300 words).
Use a readable font such as 12 pt. Times Roman and leave 1-inch margins.
Once you’re done single-space the plot summary section, and double-space the analysis section in the file you’re going to upload.
Note: It is important that you submit an attached Word document; do not type (or paste) your response into the Text Submission box.