For the final essay, you will be asked to read three questions carefully and then choose only ONE question to answer. You will then write a thesis-centered essay of at least 500 words in response to this one question using excerpts from “Disobedience as a Psychological and Moral Problem” by Erich Fromm and “The Case For Black Joy” by HadiyaRoderique to support your writing.
Develop a thesis that takes a clear stance or position.
Organize your thoughts — an outline can help do this.
Use MLA in-text citation to support your claim with quotes or paraphrases from BOTH the Roderique and the Fromm readings. (You must use at least one cited idea from each reading).
Use the notes you have written directly on the exam readings to assist you in writing your essay.
While you can also use your own observations and experiences to develop your claims, the Roderique and the Fromm readings must be the primary source for development. Discuss how the citations and ideas are relevant to your thesis.
Set X Questions (Choose One):
In what way is the willingness to disobey (or the willingness to resist) a virtue? Take a position and defend it.
Why is it difficult to resist following the rules and norms so many of us live by?
How does it help us when we reframe our experiences — for example seeing joy as resistance or viewing disobedience as virtuous? Explain.