O you agree that its important to be Civilized (See Instructions)

In an essay paper, decide whether you agree with this statement and how you would make this argument to someone in your profession or in the profession you aspire to.

Please be sure to reflect upon the readings(See Attachments).

INSTRUCTIONS/GUIDELINES:

In the spring of 2010, John Logans play Red opened on Broadway, having transferred from the Donmar Warehouse in London. The play is about the artist Mark Rothko, one of the great American artists of the 20th century. In talking to a young artist helping him in his studio, the Rothko character utters these words of advice:

a?You have to learn, young man. Philosophy. Theology. Literature. Poetry. Drama. History. Archeology. Anthropology. Mythology. Music. These are your tools as much as brush and pigment. You cannot be an artist until you are civilized. You cannot be civilized until you learn. To be civilized is to know where you belong in the continuum of your art and your world. To surmount the past, you must know the pasta?.

Although these words are directed to someone who wants to be an artist, they might be applicable to any person in any field, if you agree with his premise that it is important to be civilized, and to be civilized you must learn about a variety of disciplines and from the great works and ideas that shaped our history.

In an essay paper, decide whether you agree with this statement and how you would make this argument to someone in your profession or in the profession you aspire to.

For example, if you want to become a paralegal or lawyer, why would you argue that is is important to know art or poetry? If you are a computer technician, what would you say are reasons to know history or theology.