Directions: Write on the following topic for this assignment.
Write a critical analysis of “The Allegory of the Cave”
Think and write a detailed response about the following:
Analyze the main ideas that are presented in the work.
Discuss the reactions that readers may have toward the work.
What is the writer’s/orator’s position and why does that matter for rhetorical analysis?
Explain how this work is still relevant today.
Choose three passages to highlight your rhetorical analysis. Explain why these passages are important. Break them down and analyze them. Do not use block quotations. Use quotations no longer than four lines.
Write one paragraph, have this as the last body paragraph before your conclusion, telling me how you personally connect with the work and why you think it is interesting, motivating, annoying, etc. You may only use personal pronouns in this paragraph of the essay.
Structuring your rhetorical analysis essay:
Present your main points.
Write your thesis statement as the last sentence of the paragraph.
Your first body paragraph will do the following:
Establish the context for the argument and analysis.
Explain the need for analyzing the work.
Present the work’s main points.
The rest of the body paragraphs, and the first one, will follow your own structure, but also the below information:
Topic sentences linking back to and supporting the thesis statement.
Provide an understanding for the reader of what the work is about and what needs to be looked at critically.
Other evidence supporting the thesis statement: Facts, statistics, expert opinions, charts, graphs, scientific findings, etc. (All supporting information must be relevant)
Elaboration of the work as necessary.
Refutation of opposing arguments.
Address questions about or objections to the presented information.
Consider and reject other possible ideas, if any.
Acknowledging opposing arguments.
Using the opposing argument to re-strengthen the thesis statement’s position.
Reinforce the thesis statement.
Reinforce the evidence presented.
Concludes with final thoughts on the argument and rhetorical analysis.
Must be strong and reinforce everything you have argued in your essay.
You must have a works cited page.