Essay Topics/Writing Assignments
These 20 essay questions can be used as essay questions on a test, or as stand-alone essay topics for a take-home or in-class writing assignment. Students should have a full understanding of the text in order to answer these questions. They ask for a thorough analysis of the text.
1. Based upon the text, answer the following questions: What is a hero? What qualities does it take to be a hero? How do heroes prove themselves? Who deems someone a hero?
2. What do you learn about the importance of promises in the text? Choose three promises that are made. Describe why the promise is made, under what circumstances the promise is made, what happens regarding the promise, and the after effects that the promise has.
3. In many ways, mythology parallels some current religions. Discuss some similarities between the...
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