How to write a 1000-word analysis of an extract (Year 3 Phil Undergrad)

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So I've done weeks of research but I'm struggling to write this 1000-word analysis as I'm not really sure what the markers are looking for. I've done short, concise essays before but not focussing on an extract from a book by philosophers that we haven't even studied.

The essay question is:

Analyse the following extract in relation to the themes of enlightenment and modernity and with reference to Hegel and at least one other thinker on the course.

The extract is a passage from Adorno & Horkheimer's Dialectic of Enlightenment (The Concept of Enlightenment).

Since I'm tackling huge themes here - Hegel's philosophy is cryptic enough, concepts of enlightenment and modernity and I'm using Foucault's The Great Confinement...all of it seems too massive to put into 1000-words - I'm guessing I should skip an introduction. Really not sure how to do this!

Any suggestions?
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So I've done weeks of research but I'm struggling to write this 1000-word analysis as I'm not really sure what the markers are looking for. I've done short, concise essays before but not focussing on an extract from a book by philosophers that we haven't even studied.

The essay question is:

Analyse the following extract in relation to the themes of enlightenment and modernity and with reference to Hegel and at least one other thinker on the course.

The extract is a passage from Adorno & Horkheimer's Dialectic of Enlightenment (The Concept of Enlightenment).

Since I'm tackling huge themes here - Hegel's philosophy is cryptic enough, concepts of enlightenment and modernity and I'm using Foucault's The Great Confinement...all of it seems too massive to put into 1000-words - I'm guessing I should skip an introduction. Really not sure how to do this!

Any suggestions?
I know nothing of the topics, but at least a short 3 liner, saying the bare points you will address in the comment will suffice.
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