1. Response Paper #1: A Woman’s Beauty
Note: Format each prompt separately: Grammar must be perfect: instructions should be followed to the letter.
Write a response paper based on an assigned reading and writing prompt. Your response paper must be 500 words and in MLA format (see attached link MLA formatting and documentation guidelines: https://daytonastate.edu/cwc/files/Codex-MLA8.pdf).
The introduction of your response should contain the name of the work being summarized, the author, and the general situation surrounding the text to help contextualize what will follow.The body of your response should make a claim about an aspect of the text that you find interesting and worthy of discussion. Additionally, the body of your response must include support for your claims in the form quotations. Follow closely the work you are responding to and cite an occasional word, phrase, or passage from the text to give your reader a taste of the author’s argument. Your response should begin to draw conclusions, possibly explaining how your understanding of the text is important in a broader context. YOU should ONLY reference the assigned text to support their claims.
Read “A Woman’s Beauty: Put-Down or Power Source?” by Susan Sontag: A Woman’s Beauty by Sontag.pdf
Consider the extent to which you agree or disagree with Sontag regarding what she says about the plight of contemporary women with respect to beauty. To what extent are men responsible for women’s obsession with beauty? To what extent are women themselves responsible? Explain your position and support your position with evidence from Sontag’s text ONLY.