Fate and Karma in the Iliad


Choose 1 of the following topics, and write a thesis-driven essay in response to that topic: I choose—
Fate and Karma: Fate and Karma are 2 major cultural ideas that came up in these first two weeks of class. In these two works, do you see these two concepts as being at all related? Why or why not?
This paper should be written about the The Illiad and include all of the points listed above and below.

This essay should be a 500-750 word essay focusing on the assigned readings from Weeks 2 and 3. It is due by 11:55 pm ET on Sunday of Week 3.

  • This should be a close reading essay, and should use as evidence primarily passages from the story or stories that you discuss. You may not use ANY outside sources without the instructor’s approval.
  • The essay should be in MLA essay format  A works cited entry and in-text citations for each text discussed are required.
  • The essay should be focused on making a debatable claim about the work in question; informational essays or essays consisting of summary are not appropriate. The claim should be supported with discussion of specific passages from the text(s) on which the essay is focused.