The Earliest Essays, 1 of 2
Read Montaigne's "On Cannibals," available in the Readings posted on the Blackboard site.
Respond to ONE of the following in 3 or 4 sentences, then rewrite your response and submit in 2 sentences MAXIMUM:
- Point to (or quote) a moment when Montaigne draws on "Authorities." (Don't duplicate what others have already posted.)
- Point to (or quote) a moment when Montaigne draws on real-world experience or "Evidence." (Again, try to avoid duplication.)
- Looking at the examples posted in response to questions 1 & 2, does Montaigne seem more dependent on Authorities or on Evidence? Which does he trust more?
- Connect Montaigne to Hall's conception of the essay from last week.