Compose an 1100 to 1300 word analytical essay responding to the below prompt. Since this is an analytical paper, you are not expected to provide an argumentative thesis of your own. However, I do expect you to provide a clear and accurate topic statement. A topic statement concisely expresses your summary understanding of an issue or concept. The remainder of the paper should explain, defend, and clarify your topic. Take special care to define all key terms. Remember: you should assume that your audience is a fellow student who has not taken a philosophy class before.
Prompt: Explain why, according to Aristotle, the only life worth living is the morally good life.