Human beings have had remarkably similar views on death across both time and culture.
Defend the view that human beings have had remarkably similar views on death across
both time and culture.
opic requires that you look for
fundamental common ground
behind what might often seem like very different ideas)
topic and describe your overall stance.
State that you will prove your position by looking at the 3 texts you’ve chosen.
lease choose three out of these:
Epic of Gilgames;
Plato, In The Trials of Soc
rates: Six Classic Texts
The Holy Bible,
various, New Revised Standard Version (ISBN: 031090238x) (may be
accessed for free here:
, William Sh
, Mary Shelley
Briefly mention the significance of your chosen topic, i.e., why you think it is important
for readers to read
Your next section should deal with the earliest text you are considering in your paper.
Begin with a brief description of the text, followed by a brief summary/overview of its
Once you’ve described the text and its “big picture,”
describe how the text supports your
thesis (your stance on the topic).
Repeat this process for the next two texts.
When you’ve summarized the ideas of three texts in this way, you are ready to conclude
your paper with a few paragraphs that discuss the s
imilarities and differences that have
emerged in your individual summaries.
Finally, wrap up your paper with your conclusion
a brief summary of the evidence that
you have presented, and a reiteration that it supports your thesis.
Here at the end, you’
re finally free to fully state why you think this whole project is
tant: you can say why it matter
/doesn’t matter, if there’s anything meaningful about
You must cite two outside sources in your paper, other than the
good source: it must be scholarly, and peer