For this assignment, you are to compare and contrast two of your recent readings
For this assignment, you are to compare and contrast two of your recent readings from this class that deal with representations of empire. How do these readings help you to understand the significance of the idea of empire? According to author one, what is empire? (Consider such ideas as how empire paved the way for "civilization," consider the ethics of imperial projects, and what intellectual traits were inspired by the empire.) According to the other author you selected, what is the what is empire? (Consider such ideas as how empire paved the way for "civilization," consider the ethics of imperial projects, and what intellectual traits were inspired by the empire.) How are the two author’s opinions the same? How are they different? What do these similarities and differences suggest about the idea of the "empire" and why that idea was created? (Consider who created the idea of the empire, for what purpose and who was writing about it.) What do these similarities and differences suggest about the way the idea of the "empire" has been used to the development of nations, both physically and intellecutally? (consider the romantic ideas we are taught about empire—think of The Jungle Book, The Heart of Darkness, "White Man's Burden" or Jumanji. How do these sorts of figures and their struggles and successes shape your perspective of the empire?) How do these author’s perspectives help you to understand the significance of the empire in world history? HINT: Your answers to the questions 5, 6 &7 should help you write a strong thesis.

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