- One way to think about the Humanities is that it is the study of what it means to be human. Traditionally, this was thought to be the exploration of a knowable human nature. But is there anything that we can meaningfully
identify as natural to the human being? Write a thesis-based essay in which you compare or contrast three of
the following authors—Marx, Freud, Beauvoir, and Baldwin—on human nature.
Evidence for your essay must be based only on the assigned text.
assigned text:Karl Marx, The Communist Manifesto
Sigmund Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents
Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex
James Baldwin A Fire Next Time (attached file)