For the short answer sections you will have to answer 16 questions,
broken down thusly:
African Tales & Myths (3 Qs)
Gilgamesh (4 Qs)
Sundiata (4 Qs)
Oedipus Rex (3 Qs)
Aristotle (2 Qs)
These questions all come from the homework questions from class,
which can be found from the links page , specifically those that emphasize:
Literary Terms (i.e. What is Dramatic Irony?)
Important Plot Aspects (Why does Enkidu die?)
Other Statement of Ideas (What does Aristotle say the
difference is between a simple and a complex plot?)
For the essay, you will need to respond to one
of the following questions in a well-organized,
well-supported (i.e. with specific examples from the texts)
discussion with a clear thesis. You will need to provide detailed
responses, including as much specific detail from the texts as
Describe the relationship between gods and humans in Gilgamesh,
Sundiata, and Oedipus Rex. To what extent
do they influence each other and the events of the story?
What determines who has the power to control events? Incorporate
discussion of dreams and prophecies into your discussion.
Explain the roles of women/goddesses in Gilgamesh,
Sundiata, and Oedipus Rex. How much power
do they have to influence the events that occur? What determines
the different amounts of power they may experience?
Compare the characters of Gilgamesh, Sundiata, and
Oedipus. Who is a good king? Who is a bad king? Are
any of them somewhere in the middle? Explain in terms of
their relationships with their subjects and with other kings or
rulers or gods.
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