For the Short Essay you may focus on any of the required readings through week 5: “The Lottery,” “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas,” The Code of Hammurabi, Deuteronomy, Antigone, Dante’s Inferno, “The Trial of Susanna Martin” from Cotton Mather’s Wonders of the Invisible World, or “Snow White.”What I would like you to do for the Short Essay is to write about a character, an issue or a theme from one of the above reading selections. You may consider the theme of good versus evil OR the theme of a noble character OR you may discuss what constitutes effective law and order (or criminal behavior) in the society that created the document. You may also consider how legal codes from the society of the reading selection differ from those in twenty-first-century America. You may also talk about a contemporary issue that mirrors or is reminiscent of the issues described in the literature—how are they the same and how are they different. For example: the death penalty is a crucial part of both Deuteronomy and The Code of Hammurabi; what sorts of controversies surround the death penalty today? Another example: We see Creon’s inflexibility as a lethal character flaw. Has inflexibility in our legal system caused any controversial problems? This paper should be about 4 pages in length
Sample of what is required is attached.