Instructions: Develop a compare/contrast essay of 750 to 1000 words minimum/maximum with an introduction, body, and conclusion. Include a works cited page.

Be sure to argue a particular point of view in your essay (your thesis) and cite varied examples from the readings in MLA format in order to support your perspective. Please focus on the reading themselves, and avoid using outside sources (particularly open-web sources such as Wikipedia). Whatever you do, DO NOT give me a biography of the author or retell a story.  This assignment is due Sunday of week 3.

Chose one of the following topics:

1. Compare and contrast a work with a movie adaptation.  For example, compare the recent movie version of Beowulfto the Anglo-Saxon poem or the film Excalibur to Malory. Let me know what adaptation you’d like to write about if it isn’t on this list, and we’ll discuss options.  Remember, this is meant to be a thesis-driven essay, not simply a description of the two versions of the story, or a movie review.