In Unit 2, we’ve explored several epics. Epics share several characteristics, and one of those characteristics is the focus on a hero. In an essay, compare and analyze two epics from this unit. Your main goal is to explain the central characters are heroes for their time and country or people.
Your claims about characters should be supported with specific details from the stories. You should quote and/or paraphrase those details. Clearly cite those paraphrases and quotations. In addition, you should provide analysis of those quotes and paraphrases that help support your claims about the heroes.
Of course, no hero is perfect. When the heroes stumble of fail or if the hero doesn’t meet or partially meets all of the criteria normally attributed to epic heroes, be sure to explain those deviations from the typical epic hero characteristics.
In your analysis, find, read, and incorporate one scholarly source. Many scholars analyze individual literary heroes and epics; quote, paraphrase, or summarize from such a scholarly article as part of your analysis. You can agree, disagree, or partially agree with the scholar’s analysis.
REQUIREMENTS(PLEASE FOLLOW ALL THE REQUIREMENTS):
Engagement with at least two epics from Unit 2
Brief summaries of the two stories you select
Clear analysis of the stories
Clear comparisons between stories
A discussion of the significance of each story
Use language appropriate for literature (characters, plot, symbols, audience, etc)
Find, evaluate, and use at least one scholarly source to support your analysis (JSTOR, Academic Search Complete, and MLA Bibliography are recommended databases). The scholar may analyze epics broadly, analyze an epic we explored in this unit, or discover epic narrative in a specific era. You must make a connection between the scholar’s claims and your ideas.
3-4 pages of writing + a reference page
12 pt font
MLA or APA citations (in text and on the reference page)
Your reference page should contain at least three entries (two stories + one scholarly source)
Hi, I will upload many scholarly sources for you to use for both stories and you can chose one scholarly source for the essay, regarding to the two stories I told my professor that I am going to talk about 2 heroes the first Hero is Gilgamesh and the second is Odysseus , so I will but a link down here were you can find both stories for Gilgamesh and for Odysseus you will find Odysseus under (The Odyssey ) here is the link :
Also, please follow all the requirements please and if you have any questions let me know.
please when analyzing quote some of the important stuff from the book and explain it , the professor wants us to analyze and provide some evidence from both of the stories.