In Module/Week 8, you will write a 1,500-word (about 57-pages) essay that addresses 1 of the plays from the Drama Unit. A minimum of 6 citations, including the primary source and at least 5 secondary
scholarly sources, is required for this assignment. Before you begin writing the essay, carefully read the guidelines for developing your paper topic that are given below. Review the research paper Grading
Rubric to see how your submission will be graded. Gather all of your information, plan the direction of your essay, organize your ideas by developing a 1-page thesis statement and outline, draft your research
paper, and compile bibliography sources used. Format the thesis/outline, the draft, and bibliography using current MLA, APA, or Turabian style (whichever corresponds to your degree program). You have the
opportunity to submit your thesis, outline, rough draft, and bibliography by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 7 for instructor feedback.
Chose 1 of the prompts below to address in your paper:
1. Write an essay explaining how Sophocles Oedipus exemplifies or refutes Aristotles definition of a tragic hero. Review Chapter 34 in your textbook for the background and overview of Aristotles concept
of tragedy/the tragic hero and drama. This chapter also contains critical information on Sophocles and the play Oedipus. You may use any of the critical material as a secondary source, but remember to cite it
2. Discuss William Shakespeares Othello, the Moor of Venice as a tragedy. As defined by Aristotle, is it correct to label Othello a tragic hero and to classify the play as an Aristotelian tragedy? Review
Chapter 35 of your textbook for the background and overview of Shakespeares Othello, the Moor of Venice, and drama. This chapter also contains critical information on Shakespeare and the play Othello,
the Moor of Venice. Also, see pp. 944947 and pp. 1,1121,115 which address Aristotles concept of tragedy and the tragic hero. You may use any of the critical material as a secondary source, but
remember to cite it correctly.
3. Use evidence from Sophocles Oedipus, from Shakespeares Othello, Moor of Venice, and from secondary sources to explain why you agree or disagree with this statement: The downfall of Oedipus is the
work of the gods; the downfall of Othello is self-inflicted (Should you choose this option, you need to read both Oedipus and Othello in full).
4. Discuss the authors perception of death and the treatment of death in Everyman.
Finding Scholarly Sources
For your papers, you are only permitted to use academic sources. Resources such as 123Essays, Spark Notes, Cliff Notes, and Masterplots (or similar resources) are not scholarly and will not be permitted in
your papers. To find appropriate sources, access the Liberty University Library through the Services/Support link on the course menu. From there, you can use the Library Research Portal to find peer-
reviewed, scholarly journals. The Literature Resource Center is an excellent resource for these types of papers.
Please keep this essay sample, no major big words. thanks.