Analytical Choices- Thesis-driven essay




Choose 1 of the following topics from either. For the analytical choices, be sue to
write a thesis-diven essay in response to the


A works cited entry and in-text citations for each text discussed are required-
Analytical Choices

1 Defining the Sacred: choose 2 sacred works that we have read, 1 from the two
Abrahamic faiths (Islam and Christianity) and 1 from the Eastern religions (Hinduism,
Buddhism, and Confucianism) and make an argument about what similarities these
excerpts have, and what those similarities can tell us about what it means for any
work to be “sacred-”

“2 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 works are more alike or different and why- Focus you
thesis on one particular aspect of the two works such as protagonists, themes, central
conflicts, or other another element that you see as important-