Can we read “The Knight’s Tale” as being a direct reflection of the heroic ideals we find in The Iliad? Why or why not?
The Return of Greek Mythology: The setting of “The Knight’s Tale” is ancient Greece, and it may be tempting to compare this story to The Iliad. Think back to our Week 2 reading and compare the heroic ideals depicted in The Iliad with the heroic ideals depicted in “The Knight’s Tale.” Can we read “The Knight’s Tale” as being a direct reflection of the heroic ideals we find in The Iliad? Why or why not?
This essay should be a 650-900 word essay focusing on the assigned readings from the course. It is due by 11:55 pm ET on Sunday of Week 8.
This should be a close reading essay and should use as evidence primarily passages from the work or works that you discuss. You may not use ANY outside sources without the instructor’s approval.
The essay should be in MLA essay format (see the sample essay here) and should have the student/teacher cover letter (which should answer these questions) on the first page. Works cited entry and in-text citations for each text discussed are required.
Analytical essays should be focused on making a debatable claim about the work in question; creative essays should be focused on presenting a work or kind of work from a different angle. Informational essays or essays consisting of summaries are not appropriate for either type of essay. Both types of the essay should be supported with a discussion of specific passages from the text(s) on which the essay is focused. T
I will be attaching the textbook Volumes that you will need for this, The Iliad is in Volume 1 and the Knight’s Tale is in Volume 3
|Academic Level||College (1-2 years: Freshmen, Sophomore)|
|Subject Area||English Literature|
|Paper Type||Research Paper|
|Number of Pages||3 Page(s)/825 words|