After reading Eric Fromme’s “Afterword” to 1984 and 1984, choose one of the following prompts, and write a carefully considered and clearly argued response.
Requirements: 1. Your essay should comprise at least two, typed pages. (It will take this much to fully articulate a thorough, yet focused, response.) 2. Be sure to build from a clear and arguable thesis statement. 3. Incorporate relevant textual evidence from 1984, and relevant commentary. 4. Incorporate solid references and commentary on at least two current events in 21st Century society that further illuminate and support your argument. 5. Spell- and grammar-check your paper.
Prompt: Human Nature: “Can human nature be changed in such a way that man can forget his longing for freedom, for dignity, for integrity for love—that is to say, can man forget that he is human? Or does human nature have a dynamism which will react to the violation of these basic human needs by attempting to change an inhuman society into a human one?”