First core paper

FIRST CORE PAPER (due Tuesday October 11)

EnkidoASSIGNMENT
Respond to the following prompt in a three to five page essay. Be sure to refer to Sartre when defining your terms. Do not quote me in your essay.

Are Gilgamesh and/or Enkidu existential figures? Do they live according to the existential principles of Sartre? Can The Epic be understood as an existential story?

TOOLS
The texts, your roadmap of the texts, free-writing, daydreaming, class discussion, Writing Assistants, office hours with instructor. Since this is not a research paper, there is no call to use outside sources. Feel free to use personal pronouns.

AUDIENCE
An intelligent person who has not read the texts but might like to hear what you have to say about them.

FORMAT
Use a plain, serif font (like Times New Roman or Palatino), 12 pt., double-spaced, with 1” margins all around. Use this cover sheet for your paper. Use parenthetical citations for all textual quotes (eg, Sartre, 357). Please do not place extra line spaces between paragraphs. Please staple your paper.

See my guidelines for writing core papers.

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