If you are enrolled in an English literature course, you will undoubted study Alexander Pope. He wrote poetry during the period that has come to be known as the Enlightenment, a time when there was great emphasis on return to the science and reason of the ancient classical civilizations, namely Greek and Roman.
What does responsibility mean to you? This could easily be the topic of a definition essay in an English comp course. And we use the term so loosely, that a clear definition is often mired in in judgment, criticism, and argument. But all of this looseness gives the opportunity for lots of essay assignments in lots of different courses, and they can all be interesting to write.