*12 Point, Times New Roman
*Must include minimum of 5 sources (This is including the provided required sources)
*Must use the following sources: Read Henry David Thoreau’s “Solitude, ”William Wordsworth’s “The World Is Too Much With Us,” Emily Dickinson’s “The Soul
Selects Her Own Society,” and Edgar Allen Poe’s “Alone.”
*Please try to stick to the following outline when writing the paper. If you’re unable to, that is fine as well.
Thesis Statement: Solitude allows oneself to recouperate and become more self-driven, benefitting you and your mental health.
Reason 1: Solitude leads to a more open-minded worldview. Being open minded makes you a lot more optimistic, which causes better relationships.
Reason 2: Solitude allows for self-reflection on oneself. Self-reflection causes a multitude of benefits, such as: less anxiety, relationships, sleep, and more.
Reason 3: Solitude allows our minds to take a break and rest, leading to positive mood changes.
Opposing Reason 1: Solitude can lead to early death.
Opposing Reason 2: Solitude makes you more anxious.
Rebuttal to Opposing Reason 1: Only in the few very unhealthy cases does this become a factor. Even then, it’s only caused by one symptom, which can easily
Rebuttal to Opposing Reason 2: Solitude allows us to take a mental rest and take point with logical thinking, reducing anxiety.