Critical analysis of life of the species

By means of a close reading of the relevant excerpt from Schopenhauers Life of the Species”, respond to following quotation below:

 The sexual impulse is therefore the most complete manifestation of the will-to-live, its most distinctly expressed type. The origin of individuals from this impulse, as well as its primacy over all other desires of the natural person, are both in complete agreement with this.

Schopenhauer,  Life of the Species , p.514.

Also in your essay, you need to adress two following issues:
1. explain in detail what the author means and highlight any arguments he puts forward in support of his position, (approx. 1000 words)
It required your comprehension of the set materials.
2. respond critically to his claims (200-300 words).
your critical thinking , including clarity of argument and appropriate use of evidence

Word Length: total 1200 1300 words

ATTENTION:
This is not a research assignment. It requires close reading only. DO NOT do web search. No other research needed but it is necessary to quote page number as you paraphrasing author s idea in your article. (more details please see MLA style.doc)

I also attached the Assessment Criteria here:
1. your written expression  including grammar, spelling and punctuation
2. your use of an appropriate academic style
3. your use of scholarly method, including referencing
4. and the originality of your approach or analysis
5. your critical thinking , including clarity of argument and appropriate use of evidence
6. your comprehension of the set materials


The last two criteria are most importance.