Below are 10 entries. Indicate whether they contain reasons and specify what those reasons are. When you are finished, consult the key. Your answers may differ somewhat from those in the key---if so, this is no reason for concern, unless you do not have a reason for thinking you're correct. If you have questions, please contact me.
1. "'Dragons don't mess with your piddling free will. ... My knowledge of the future does not cause the future. It merely sees it, exactly as creatures at your low level recall things past. And even if, say, I interfere---burn up somebody's meadhall, for instance, whether because I just feel like it or because some supplicant asked me to---even then I do not change the future, I merely do what I saw from the beginning." The dragon to Grendel, Grendel, p. 63.
2. I think. Therefore, I am.
4. "I do break my promise; never will I create another like yourself, equal in deformity and wickedness. ... Shall I, in cool blood, set loose upon the earth a demon, whose delight is in death and wretchedness. Begone!" Victor Frankenstein to the creature, Frankenstein, p. 116.
5. "You want to hear my argument? Saddam Hussein is a monster. That's my argument."
6. "Reason: 1.a. a statement offered in explanation or justification."
7. "Zoning and other laws used to block Wal-Marts from opening are, in effect, tariffs serving domestic protectionism. Talk about protecting "a sense of community" often is avarice masquerading as altruism. It is rent-seeking---the use of government to confer economic advantages---tarted up as political philosophy." -- George Will, Newsweek, 5 July 2004.
10. "All pigs eat cheese. Old Snaggle is a pig. If Snaggle is sick and refuses to eat, try cheese." The dragon to Grendel, Grendel, p. 64.