You will be writing an essay of about 1250 words, using good MLA formatting. (Please be mindful of heading and spacing requirements, as well as the protocols for in-text citations. If you have any doubts about format, consult the sample paper template posted on Moodle here.) If you quote from any sources in addition to the Augustine text, you should plan on having a ‘Works Cited” page at the end.
PROMPT: In Confessions, Augustine’s narrative begins with self-denigration and ends with joy. By what path does he advise this fulfillment to be found? How does he seem to distinguish between “pleasure” and “happiness”? Your essay should engage Augustine’s notion of sin, evil, and cosmology.
Your essay should possess an organized and structured argument or thesis, be grounded in references to the text, be free of spelling and grammatical errors, and demonstrate thoughtful reflection of your subject.