writing essay 71

1. Scranton, Roy. “Learning How to Die in the Anthropocene.” New York Times, 10 Nov. 2013.

Reading link: https://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/10/l…

2. https://www.tikkun.org/nextgen/hope-in-the-age-of-…

Use these 2 readings, write 400 words essay. This assignment should be about 400 words +, and contain at least one quotation from one of the day’s readings integrated into one of its paragraphs.

Here is the writing requirement: need to answer all these questions:

Write a journal-style response on your reactions to these pieces. Feel free to start with some of these questions and then go in your own direction. How did they make you feel? What struck a chord with you? Where do you see yourself in relation to these two perspectives? Is it possible to be both pessimistic and hopeful? What do you see as the deepest challenges regarding life in the Anthropocene, going forward? What would it look like for you personally to learn how to die (or die well) in the Anthropocene? What would it look like as a society to have intrinsic hope as a society in the Anthropocene? What connections do you personally see between the Anthropocene and hope, spirituality, or matters of ultimate concern?