Analyze/explicate a myth of an under-represented culture (Africa, Native Americas, Polynesia, or Western Asia). You may use a print or electronic source, but you must provide proof of its authenticity (i.e. was it collected by an anthropologist or folklorist? Is it mostly free of “creative” revision?) Discuss the characteristics of the story (not just retelling the plot of the story), and speculate on the functions of the myth in its culture. For example, how does the myth relate to the culture, its ethical and belief systems? …….
Paper must be a minimum of 4 full pages and must include a bibliography with a minimum of three works which you have consulted and cited in the course of preparing your paper. Additionally, it must use internal citations of works cited in your paper, in keeping with the most recent MLA style sheet. …….