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Who Is Civilized? Essay


Here are some of the broad questions to address in this unit.

  • Who is civilized?
  • Who decides what civilization is or how it’s defined?
  • How do we behave toward and acknowledge those whose culture is different from our own?

​Begin planning how you would apply these questions to the characters and situations in Shakespeare’s The Tempest . By the end of Lesson 10, you will write a brief essay in which you define “civilized” and use your definition to measure the actions and behaviors of the characters in the play. Read more about the “Who Is Civilized?” essay requirements. You can use the “Who Is Civilized?” Essay Planning Sheet to help you organize your essay.