• April 11th, 2016

The destruction of the individual

Paper, Order, or Assignment Requirements

Your paper should be 4.5 to 6 pages in length and double-spaced (12 point Times New Roman font with 1 inch margins; do not double-space your name/the date/etc., do not double-space block quotes, and do not add extra space between paragraphs). Give your paper a title. When citing particular quotes or passages, please use Chicago Style endnotes. The use of outside sources is not allowed—the two books, your notes, and the optional textbook are the only sources you need to consult when writing this paper. Sources to be used.

The books are: 1. Sofia Petrovna by Lydia Chukovskaya 2. Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi.
This essay is not a book report; rather, you want to use the readings as evidence while making an original historical argument.

The Topic is:

The Destruction of the Individual!
Most revolutionaries since the late eighteenth century placed individual rights at the heart of their programs for political and social change. By the 1930s, however, certain European governments aimed to destroy individual liberties in the name of collective goals. Using Lydia Chukovskaya’s Sofia Petrovna and Primo Levi’s Survival in Auschwitz, write an essay explaining why this was the case and how this was accomplished during the Great Terror and the Holocaust. How were the Stalinist and Nazi regimes similar/different with respect to their goals, and how did the actions of each regime curtail the individual liberties of those living under their control?

The main thing is to make sure you stay on topic and have a clear thesis statement related to Sofia Petrovna and Survival in Auschwitz, and then to really stay focused.

Make clear in the intro that the essay will address two different situations – the Holocausts (the Nazis) + the Great Terror of Stalin’s Russia.
The essay should not be divided into two sections, it should be one single piece.
Needs to cite the sources correctly and the citations must align in an accurate way (right pages of the book, etc.)

Essay Grading Rubric:

Argument (provides an original and convincing thesis statement that is argumentative, not simply descriptive, in nature; states argument clearly at the beginning of the paper and revisits it in the conclusion; thesis locates topic in historical context and responds to appropriate prompt)

Evidence and Analysis (Body paragraphs provide evidence that successfully support your argument; analysis of said evidence stands up to scrutiny; topics of discussion make sense in light of thesis statement; primary sources are analyzed closely)

Writing (exhibits command of the language and has been proofread: this includes grammar/mechanics, style, and organization/structure; regarding organization in particular – the essay has a coherent plan, and each body paragraph presents a concise idea that develops the argument as a whole)

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