This essay should be a 600-900 word essay focusing on the assigned readings from the course. Use as evidence primarily passages from the text or texts that you discuss. The essay should be in MLA, APA, or Chicago format (whichever you’re comfortable with). A reference page and in-text citations are required. Analytical essays should be focused on making a debatable claim about the text in question. Informational essays or essays consisting of summary are not appropriate for either type of essay.
Tragedy Across the Mediterranean: Consider “The Tale of Sohrab” from the Shahnameh in comparison to Oedipus Tyrannus from the Week 2 readings. Make an argument about whether the two texts are more alike or different and why. Focus your thesis on one particular aspect of the two texts such as protagonists, themes, central conflicts, or other another element that you see as important.