In an essay of at least 300 words, compare and contrast one of the epic heroes from the first half of the class to one of the following epic heroes: Roland, Sunjata, or Dante. You should also discuss why you believe these similarities and/or differences exist. Before you begin writing, you may want to think about the following:
- What obstacles must they overcome?
- What are their motivations?
- Who supports them and why?
- What are their weaknesses and strengths?
- How do they interact with their families, their own people, and others?
- Are they rewarded for their actions? If so, with what?
- Where were the works composed or written? When? By whom? Why?