Each answer should be 350−500 words. Excellent answers will address each portion of the question, provide concrete evidence of the student’s reading, and be grammatically and structurally correct. The paper needs to be formatted according to GCU style requirements. The instructor will select one of the topics listed below for this assignment:

  1. Using the excerpts of Pope’s “Essay on Man” from the readings, describe where Pope thinks that humans fit in the universe. How is the universe organized? Do you think Pope makes a good argument here? Why or why not?
  2. In Johnson’s preface to his dictionary, what does he say causes language to change? Does he think this change is good or bad? How do you know?