You will write an interpretative essay comparing Medea by Euripides, Oedipus the King by Sophocles, Macbeth by William Shakespeare, and Tracks by Louise Erdrich
You can choose one of these topics:
- Human Struggles with the Gods
- Fate and Free Will
- Crime and Punishment
- Guilt and Suffering
- A topic of your own
Requirements of the assignment:
This paper requires that you do research about your topic involving these required texts Medea by Euripides, Oedipus the King by Sophocles, Macbeth by William Shakespeare, and Tracks by Louise Erdrich.
This paper requires a minimum of 4 outside sources that you have located on the Delta College Library database. These should be critical sources from peer reviewed academic journals or nonfiction books. DO NOT USE ANY FICTIONAL TEXTS AS SUPPORT FOR YOUR ARGUMENT
This paper requires a minimum 5 page length with an additional Works Cited Page
This paper requires MLA format ONLY. Use your Writer’s Reference to help you; this mean you will have to open the book and turn the pages to locate the information you need to conform to MLA guidelines.
This paper requires the use of the literary terminology you learned this semester.
Please use the Thesis Driven Essay Outline to get you started.
You must mention all sources in your introduction; this is a Review of Literature. You must incorporate quotations from all of your sources in support of your thesis. Failure to do so will adversely affect your grade. You must use five outside critical sources. These critical sources may be books or peer reviewed journals that you access on the Delta College Library database.
Internet sources are not acceptable for this paper. Examples of internet sources are (but is not limited to) marxist.org, dictionary.com, and brainyquotes.com. NO WEBSITES OR INTERNET SOURCES.
Make sure that you refer to the literary terms and devices we have studied during the semester. This paper is a culmination of the literary criticism skills you have gain during the semester. Think of it as your opportunity to exercise your interpretative powers, so have fun.