week 6 essay essay 2
This essay should be a 600-900 word essay focusing on the assigned readingsfrom the course. It is due by 11:55 pm ET on Sunday of Week 6.
- This should be a close reading essay, and should use as evidence primarily passages from the work or works that you discuss. You may not use ANY outside sources without the instructor’s approval.
- The essay should be in MLA essay format (see the attached sample essay below), and use MLA citations. A works cited entry and in-text citations for each text discussed are required.
- Analytical essays should be focused on making a debatable claim about the work in question. Informational essays or essays consisting of summary are not appropriate for either type of essay.The essay grading rubric can be found here for the analytical choices.
Choose 1 of the following topics . For the analytical choices, be sure to write a thesis-driven essay in response to the topic.
- Religious Texts as Literature: choose 2 of the “religious” works that we have read, 1 from the two Abrahamic faiths (Islam and Christianity) and 1 from the Eastern religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism) and make an argument about what similarities they have, and what those similarities can tell us about their respective cultures. These similarities could focus on themes, symbols, methods, style, etc. If you choose this option, please keep in mind that you are to approach these texts as works of literature. This is not to say that your individual religious beliefs are not important, but that for the purposes of this assignment they are not particularly relevant. These texts are all important works of literature, in addition to their status as religious texts for billions of people around the world.
- Tragedy Across the Mediterranean: Consider â€œThe Tale of Sohrabâ€ from the Shahnameh in comparison to Oedipus Tyrannus from the Week 2 readings. Make an argument about whether the two works are more alike or different and why. Focus your thesis on one particular aspect of the two works such as protagonists, themes, central conflicts, or other another element that you see as important.
- Make your own topic: create your own critical question to answer in your essay. If you choose this topic you must contact the instructor for approval by Thursday of Week 6. Essay submissions with unapproved topics will be returned.
I would like you to use Islam and Hinduism, this is where sources should come from. if you have any questions please let me know.