Argumenative essay on how religion modified or challenged Englightment discourse in the texts mentioned in the details. The thesis should focus on this: How does religion modify or challenge the Enlightenment discourse in “Obi, or the Three-fingered Jack” by William Earle, and “The Confessions of Nat Turner” by Thomas Gray and in the poem “The Ballad of Nat Turner” by Rober Hayden And when I say, “Enlightenment discourse” I really mean focus on the freedom for African from slavery and the “Rights of Man” here. ———————————————————————————– Here is some extra background to help: The Enlightenment introduced discourses of secular rationality and democratic liberty (aka “the Rights of Man”. We have also witnessed a backlash against those discourses in the form of political conservatism (i.e not transforming government to include the excluded), call-outs of hypocrisy, Romantic passions for the sublime and the exotic, and the religious enthusiasms. William Earle’s Obi, “The Confessions of Nat Turner by Thomas Gray and the poem “The Ballad of Nat Turner” by Rober Hayden all engage this swirl of ideas.