Need Final Midterm Essay Help For Eng.Lit College

The best possible answers will address the questions thoughtfully, using  evidence from the readings and taking into consideration the  WebCampus/Canvas discussions.  Be certain that your answers are essay  length (roughly three double-spaced pages – that’s about 750 words each) and supported by lots of specific evidence and examples from the text;  don’t take anything for granted. (These are “essays” not research  papers, so it is not necessary to use formal citations or list your  references at the end, but if you quote or paraphrase within the body of  the essay, be sure to name your source within your text.)  Be certain your answers are clearly NUMBERED, and also be sure you double space between answers.

1. Dante “built” his version of hell utilizing rather equal measures of  Roman Catholic doctrine and his own personal perspective regarding the  guilt or innocence of the people he put there (his personal perspective  seems sometimes rather vindictive).  Pick one character who seems to be  in hell for reasons the Catholic church of that time would approve, and  one or two who seem to be there simply because Dante was “getting  even.”  Explain how this is so in each case using details from the poem  as well as from whatever historical sources you wish to utilize.

2.2. We know by now that lyric poems are likely to have many  characteristics in common with one another whenever and wherever they  have been written. Certainly, the conditions of life in imperial China  must have been in many ways quite different from the circumstances of  life in Sappho’s Greece, or in the Nile Valley of the Egyptian love  poems. Contrast their poetic styles, temperaments, subject  matter, and general attitudes in a way that shows that you understand  how it is that these poets are all lyric (not heroic) poets and yet  quite different from one another in their personal concerns and poetic  practices.3. We’ve discussed them extensively in class and on WebCampus, so  now, which of the heroes (epic, or tragic) we’ve read about (Gilgamesh,  Odysseus, Oedipus, Jesus, Rama, Kumagai, Roland or Atsumori, Lanval,  Beowulf, Sir Gawain, Hamlet) comes closest to our contemporary concept  of “heroic?”  This answer will require you to define what you and your  contemporaries consider “heroic,” if anything, as well as to detail the  ways in which the character you’ve chosen measures up to that definition  and the ways some of the others fail to measure up.  Many very clever  people have claimed that we live in an anti-heroic age (not believing in  heroes any more at all.)