Essay Topics/Writing Assignments
These 20 essay questions can be used as essay questions on a test, or as stand-alone essay topics for a take-home or in-class writing assignment. Students should have a full understanding of the text in order to answer these questions. They ask for a thorough analysis of the text.
1. Describe the importance of Nietzsche's ideas and writing in Bataille's work--what did Bataille say by referring to Nietzsche's work?
2. Describe Bataille's political stance. What parties did he support in his day? What parties or policies would he likely support today?
3. How did the Popular Front fulfill Bataille's ideal of heterogeneity? Analyze his description of the organization in relation with his other essays about revolution and order.
4. Analyze Bataille's writing style to comment on his literary personality and temperament.
5. In what ways is Bataille a sacrificial victim? ...
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