Argument Paper on the Components of Myths
In this paper, you will explore key components of myths and use the myths we have been reading to demonstrate them (Bulfinch’s The Age of Fable). For example, you should explore the significance of the various forms of myths; the relationship of myths to other disciplines, such as art or history; or the connection of myth to contemporary film.
The paper will then argue the point by using appropriate evidence from various myths. The evidence will include a myth or myths of your choosing. Some possible approaches using thesis statements are below:
Put another way, in this paper, you will want to take a broader approach than Campbell’s monomyth and argue how a particular myth demonstrates other aspects of mythology. Essay #1 was about applying a particular theory; Essay #2 involves you making a mythological argument on your own.