Gorgias Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

Using examples from the book, take a position on the practice and use of rhetoric.

Essay Topic 2

By focusing on the figures in the discussion in "Gorgias," discuss the dangers and blessings of power. How do these men represent using power? Where does it come from? What is the response? What does this prove or disprove?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss how the dynamic of the men in "Gorgias" draws information.

Essay Topic 4

Discuss the power of knowledge as well as its effect on the individual and on the individual's surroundings.

Essay Topic 5

Discuss the necessity of distinguishing and classifying various areas of arts, skills, and professions in the positive and negative effects.

Essay Topic 6

Discuss Socrates' and Callicles' views on the connection between happiness and humanity.

Essay Topic 7

Develop your own argument for or against natural order or convention.

Essay Topic 8

Discuss the nature of pleasure and...

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