TOPIC: Tragedy Across the Mediterranean: Consider “The Tale of Sohrab ” from the Shahnameh Chapter 4 (Week 4) in comparison to Oedipus Tyrannus from the Week 2 Chapter 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.
This essay should be a 600-900 word essay focusing on the assigned readings from Chapters 2 & 4 (Week 2 and 4).
This should be a close reading essay, and should use as evidence primarily passages from the story or stories that you discuss. You may not use ANY outside sources without the instructor’s approval.
The essay must be in MLA essay format. A works cited entry and in-text citations for each text discussed are required.
It should have a self-assessment as the first page. See attached self-assessment document.
The essay should be focused on making a debatable claim about the work(s) in question; informational essays or essays consisting of summary are not appropriate. The claim should be supported with discussion of specific passages from the text(s) on which the essay is focused
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