What is your favorite work of fiction, and how is the social contract expressed therein?

The Social Contract in FictionFiction is a Petri dish for the human condition. Authors of fictionare like scientist gods, sprinkling bits of humanity across fertileground to see what takes root and how it grows. We all have a favoritepiece of fiction—book, game, TV show, graphic novel, or film—that speaksto us about what it means to be human. Whether that favorite is comic,tragic, or something in between, it expresses something important to usabout our existence and how we experience it.This week, we are studying the concept of the social contract (theagreement between a given group of people about how they will functionin relation to one another). Although most works of fiction don’texplicitly mention a social contract, most of them do include some formof one. Think about the social contract as it’s expressed in the worldof the TV show Friends: A bunch of self-interested people findhappiness through working as a team. Or the social contract as it’sexpressed in the more recent Breaking Bad: A lone wolf preys ona society that has failed him morally and financially. Each of theseworks of fiction expresses a world view in terms of how people are (orare not) responsible for one another.What is your favorite work of fiction, and how is the socialcontract expressed therein? See if you can state the social contract in asentence that relates the individual to the group as in the examplesabove. What does this work of fiction seem to want you to learn orremember (through laughter, horror, tears, or introspection) about thehuman condition via this social contract?This assignment is a little more free-form than our first twoassignments. There is no set structure for it. However, it is anacademic paper, so it should have an introduction with a clear thesisthat leaves no mystery about what you will put forth; body paragraphsthat are ordered and connected to support the thesis; and a conclusionwhich reflects on your findings. You should assume that your reader has apassing knowledge of your favorite piece of fiction, but you shouldbriefly explain things like character (who’s important and why), setting(time and place), and conflict (the reason people are interacting asthey are) so that there are no unsupported leaps in logic. You shoulduse examples as you need them to illuminate your assertions. You canfind these examples in the fiction itself, for example, paraphrasing theclimax of a novel or quoting important dialogue from a movie.You MUST USE evidence from John Locke and/or Thomas Hobbes (or other early modern philosophers from your textbook, pages 149-152),whom we are covering this week (see our lesson and/or use outsidesources), to support your ideas about the social contract in the work offiction. Their ideas may or may not dovetail with the social contractas expressed in the fiction you’re covering. You can use them ascomparison, contrast, or both. You MUST CITE their works where you referto it.Your focus here should be explaining your favorite work of fiction inthe context of the social contract. You don’t have to convince youraudience that this is the best work of art of all time, just thatit holds specific ideas about how individuals do or should interact in agiven group.This assignment is three to five pages. Evidence (cited) from yourwork of fiction and support (cited) from an early modern philosopher(see your textbook, pages 149-152) should be used to illustrate yourideas, not in place of them. APA format.
Greater Good AnalysisPurpose
This papermust have a clear purpose that carries from the thesis through the bodyparagraphs to the conclusion. The purpose is to connect a work offiction with its unique social contract, using an early modernphilosopher as support (see your textbook, pages 149-152).
Thesis, bodyparagraphs, and conclusion do the work of exploring and supporting thepaper’s purpose. The overall argument is structured so that paragraphsbuild the thesis’ position logically, with ample detail.
Analysis showsdepth of critical thought. Quotes or paraphrases from Locke and Hobbes(or another early modern philosopher of you’re choosing from thetextbook, pages 149-152) are chosen and contextualized by the paperwriter’s own words to strengthen the argument. Any material from Lockeand Hobbes (or another early modern philosopher of you’re choosing fromthe textbook, pages 149-152) is cited. Course or outside material (e.g.,quotes or paraphrases from the work of fiction) is clearly referencedand cited.
Grammar, Mechanics, and Style
Grammar refersto correct standard American usage, for example, subject/verb agreementand correct parts of speech. Mechanics refers to correct idiomaticusage; for example, capitalized proper nouns, word choice, and wordorder. Style refers to dynamic writing that avoids passive constructionsand maintains the reader’s interest via generous use of detail.