Essay Topic 1
Boethius wrote "The Consolation of Philosophy" while imprisoned and awaiting execution. Discuss the nature of the crimes for which Boethius was imprisoned and how the circumstances surrounding his imprisonment may have contributed to his state of mind when composing the book. Students should take the title into consideration and use examples from the text to support your discussion.
Essay Topic 2
The appearance of Lady Philosophy proves significant in "The Consolation of Philosophy". In an essay, analyze the significance of the dress she wears and the symbolism of the letters on her clothing. Define symbolism and use examples from the text to support your conclusions.
Essay Topic 3
In "The Consolation of Philosophy", Boethius addresses the question of eternity. In an essay, discuss what Boethius means when he says that God is eternal. Use the text to support your discussion.
Essay Topic 4
Boethius discusses the difference between philosophy...
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