Pick one of the notable pre-war era politicians or social figures addressed in the lecture, and assume their position and beliefs. After introducing yourself, choose two issues of note presented in this unit (1820-1861), and provide an editorial response (minimum of 250 words for each issue) that you feel best represents your chosen figure’s perspective during this period. Both responses will be submitted together as one document. You may not choose a work written by your selected figure, two works from the same (other) person, two works about any one issue, or any topics from outside of this unit. Do not reprint any actual editorials from the time as it will lead to steep deductions. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying APA citations. Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.

At least 100 words per question. When citing sources, format your in-text citations and end references in the APA style. Need in the next 3 hours.


Sigmund Freud’s work has roots in Greek Tragedy and is still studied and discussed in psychology and in popular culture. You will also take a closer look at some of the innovated artistic movements from this era. Though this time in history was plagued by war, it was also a creative period in the Humanities as a response to the seriousness of war.

  1. Do you agree with Freud’s psychoanalysis of the id, ego, and superego? Where does it seem to ring true, and what are some questions you have about the theory?
  2. How is modernism defined? How are Cubism, Fauvism, Futurism, and Expressionism classified as modernist, and how did these styles reflect a modernist spirit?