Since we just looked at some Kurt Vonnegut, and you SHOULD be thinking about essay 1….
Just what kinds of essays do writers write?
Look at this one about Vonnegut and labor:
The "Slaughterhouse Five" author was a tireless champion of union workers -- and believed capitalism was inhuman
by Matthew Gannon AND Wilson Taylor
See how this mixed several different approaches to writing (history, argument, literature), and consider how you want to approach essay 1: