4pages, 12-time new roman, Double space.“Work is life.” Thomas Carlyle’s aphorism, one of many in his Past and Present (1843), identifies work with life; it binds them together; it makes one impossible without the other. But in so doing, this brief yet poignant sentence inevitably turns on itself, sets work against life. This contradiction, some would argue, is the distinctive feature of work’s modern form.The assignment: take Carlyle’s aphorism as your point of departure and write a short essay examining two of the artworks we’ve encountered so far. What do these two paintings tell us about work?Think and write comparatively. Your goal should be to layout both the similarities and the differences of the two paintings you choose to address.Be sure to describe the pictures you introduce. Try, as best as you can, to link the conclusions you draw to specific details in the artworks. In other words, help us see what you’re trying to say about the paintings in question.Finally, be sure your essay engages the course readings. At the very least you should have something specific, and substantive, to say about the readings we’ve done around the paintings you discuss.The Artwork name:Jean-François Millet, The Sower, 1849-1850.Gustave Courbet, The Stonebreakers, 1849-1850.