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LIT206 - World Literature 1: Ancient World to Eighteenth Century - Folk: Prof. Folk Intro to Literature Research Paper

Essay #4: The Hero Revisited

For this formal essay, you must write a 3-4 page research paper using one of the following prompts. The criteria that follow applies to both. Please be sure to abide by the MLA format, extract pertinent evidence from the text, and cite your source(s). You will need to include your text and two additional sources. Check the Sample Research Paper in Blackboard (Helpful Resources) to get an idea on proper diction and MLA format including how in-text citations are used. 

Prompt 1

Determine and argue whether Hamlet and Don Quixote are heroes according to Joseph Campbell's criteria. Write a strong thesis statement stating your claim, use evidence from the text, and incorporate at least two secondary sources to make your argument. 

Prompt 2

Was Ophelia's madness due to hysteria and the wandering womb? Research Freud's theories on hysteria and the "wandering womb" and determine if there is a plausible connection. Write a strong thesis statement stating your claim, use evidence from the text, and incorporate at least two secondary sources to make your argument