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COM101 – Homework #2 Please see attached.

please let me know if you have any additional questions. Write Essay #2: On Influence & Moral Systems

· [minimum of 1500 words]
· [use complete sentences (thoughts) and paragraphs (ideas)]
· [use 
MLA format (Links to an external site.)
]
· [write with patience]
· Use course readings, recommended readings, discussions, and additional, outside research, to compose an essay that critiques/explores/unconceals conditions within a system (in this case, the moral, political, and technological landscape of the modern world).
· Concepts & Ideas: the rift between feelings felt and displayed; the compulsive and repetitive need to destroy; media as ‘pacifier’; the ecstasy of impact; empathy vs. compassion; HyperNormalisation; belief and reason; the death of imagination; blame and moral responsibility; filter bubbles; ‘the real world’
· Attempt multiple sections that function on their own, as well as, in relation to each other (as exemplified by DeMott and Curtis). Consider making-into-your-own the section titles from either DeMott’s “Battling the Hard Man,” or Curtis’s HyperNormalisation [listed below]. Use these (or your own) to write from one to the next.  
· 1975; THE HUMAN BOMB; ALTERED STATES; ACID FLASHBACK; THE COLONEL; THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE; MANAGED OUTCOMES; A CAUTIONARY TALE; A WORLD WITHOUT POWER (Curtis)
· INTRO; WAITING FOR CASUALTY REPORTS; A LOVED ONE PROTESTS AT HORROR AND MEANNESS; WHAT HAPPENED IN THE UMWELT; THE HARD MAN’S PHYSICALITY: EVER ‘IN THE MIDST OF POWER;’ HORSEPOWER FASCISM; PSYCHOPATHOLOGY OF REPLAY; INTERVAL OF DECENCY; MEMORIAL AS REPLAY; ON PROPOSITION X, WHICH I LIKE: I’M THE RESULT OF IMPERSONAL INELUCTABLE DECLINE; THE NURSES’ STATION; TRACING THE ‘DECLINE’: WALTER REED HOSPITAL; CONTEMPT FOR ONE’S OWN PRETENSE OF SERIOUSNESS; THE PORNIFICATION OF MOHAMMED ATTA; THEATERGOER AT SIXTEEN; LATER, PALGRAVE IN MY PACK; REPLAY: I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR MY DECLINE; MY BETTER DAYS: THE REPLAY; MORE EXCULPATION; NOR IS IT TRUE THAT I AM ALONE, THAT NOBODY ELSE IS BEWILDERED, ASHAMED, NEUTRALIZED; OUR LEADERS’ DREAM OF COURAGE; LINES I LOVED AS I LOVED ‘WONDERFUL ONE;’ ‘HUMANIZING’ EXPERIENCES OR MEMORIES LOSE VIBRANCY. THE MIND WITHIN THE MIND BLUSTERS THAT THE TRUTH IS YOU HAVE NO CAPITAL—ARE NO LONGER EVEN CAPABLE OF MISSING IT. HOW I LOST THE POET.; MAKE THE BALLOONS HAPPEN: THE HARD MAN IS AMUSED; ONCE MORE: THE LOOK OF THE IMPACT HUNTER (DeMott) 

Readings & Media

·
Antonioni, Michelangelo. Zabriskie Point.  (Links to an external site.)

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1970. (Links to an external site.)
  
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Baudrillard, Jean. The Transparency of Evil.  (Links to an external site.)

Verso, 1990. (Links to an external site.)
 
·
Bloom, Paul. “The Baby in the Well.” New Yorker.  (Links to an external site.)

2013. (Links to an external site.)
 
· Coen, Ethan and Joel. No Country for Old Men. Miramax Films, 2007. 
[on Swank]Links to an external site.

·
Curtis, Adam. HyperNormalisation.  (Links to an external site.)

BBC, 2016. (Links to an external site.)
   
·
Dawkins, Richard. “Good and Bad Reasons for Believing…” A Devil’s Chaplain: Reflections on Hope, Lies, Science, and Love.  (Links to an external site.)

Boston: Houghton-Mifflin, 2003. (Links to an external site.)
  
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DeMott, Benjamin. “Battling the Hard Man.” Harper’s.  (Links to an external site.)

2007. (Links to an external site.)
  
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Frank, Thomas. “Blood Sport.” Harper’s.  (Links to an external site.)

2013. (Links to an external site.)
  
· Harris, Sam. “The Truth About Violence.” 
samharris.org/the-truth-about-violence (Links to an external site.)

· Oppenheimer, Joshua. The Act of Killing. Final Cut for Real, 2012. 
[on Hoopla]Links to an external site.
   
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Slouka, Mark. “Dehumanized.” Harper’s.  (Links to an external site.)

2009. (Links to an external site.)
   
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Strawson, Galen. “The Impossibility of Moral Responsibility.” Philosophical Studies: An International Journal for Philosophy in the Analytic Tradition.  (Links to an external site.)

Kluwer, 1994. (Links to an external site.)
  

FOR THE FINAL: adherence to this Revision Checklist is required for a grade of “A”

Revision Checklist—Work with ‘fractions’ of text—parts, sentences, complete ideas. 

Sentence Level (all)

▢ Concrete Detail. Add senses.
▢ Define all uses of “-/thing,” “stuff,” and “it.”
▢ Eradicate worthless words: -ly words, being words, adverbial “just.”
▢ Revise sentences to eliminate “is,” “was,” and “would.”
▢ Revise sentences to be statements instead of questions.

▢ Revise sentences for better word choice (eliminate “get/got,” etc.)

Elements of Good Writing (all)

▢ Logos: functions through logic—flows from one sentence to the next.
▢ Pathos: evokes emotional response; appeals to the senses. 
▢ Ethos: contains cultural presence; a ‘here and now’ quality; honesty; authenticity.  

Completion (all)

▢ Spelling checked.
▢ Format (MLA) checked—font/size; margins; spacing issues; alignment; citation. 
▢ Typos corrected—spacing issues (sentence-level); capitalization and punctuation.

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