What sorts of gender relationships/roles occur in the play and what do these relations reveal about Greek culture? Note that “gender relationships/roles” does not mean a discussion on the dominance of the patriarchy in ancient Greece. Instead, you should discuss roles and responsibilities that are restricted/specific to members of a specific gender in ancient Greek society. What specific responsibilities are expected of all men based on the evidence supplied by the play? What duties are expected of all women, based on the scenario/situations presented in the play?
Length: Total document = 600-750 words
This includes EVERY WORD in the document, from your name and page number to the word count and bibliography.
Students will be graded on their ability to understand and interpret the play and its importance in Greek culture. Students should not summarize the play. If you summarize the play in too much detail or fail to analyze the play using one of the options above, you will not receive higher than a 70% on this assignment.
Instead of summarizing or organizing your paper along the timeline of the play (“first this happens” as paragraph one, “next, this happens” as paragraph two) you should focus on two or three main points that demonstrate how the play can be applied to ancient gender roles.
Your thesis therefore, should directly explain ancient gender roles.
All of the topic options require you to consider the role the play fulfills in the ancient world. DO NOT mention how this myth affects the modern world. This is not the focus of the paper. You need to investigate why this play is important to the ANCIENT GREEK world.
This should not be written as an opinion paper. DO NOT use of the first- or second-person is not permitted (I, we, you, etc.). DO NOT write “this paper will…”. Justify your thesis and main points with examples and evidence (with appropriate citations).
Students must have BOTH parenthetical citations and a bibliography. This bibliography must have at least one additional source beyond the play (therefore, your bibliography will have at least two sources).
Students MUST use MLA formatting for their citations and bibliography.
All papers for this course should…
Be double spaced
Be typed in 12-point Times New Roman font
Have 1-1.5 inch margins
Include page numbers on the top right of each page
Have your name, course AND SECTION number, semester/year on separate lines at the upper left-hand corner of your first page only
Have a title that is appropriate to your essay, centered and on a separate line, after your name and course information and before your introductory paragraph.
Include the word count at the end of your paper, after your bibliography
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