Both Aristophanes (“Lysistrata”) and Machiavelli (The Mandrake) have been widely
Both Aristophanes (“Lysistrata”) and Machiavelli (The Mandrake) have been widely condemned as misogynistic. Comparing and contrasting Lysistrata with Sostrata, explain in what way these female characters represent their authors’ misogynistic view of women. Discuss. At some point define “mockery” as per QC OED. Both plays can be found online. however, I've attached Mandragola ( Mandrake) to this. GUIDELINE. 1. Make sure your paper has a Title Page, on which you will include the title of your paper, your name, the professor’s name, the topic number, and the due date of the paper. 2. Be sure to include the title of the book you’re analyzing, in the title of your paper. EXAMPLE: “The nature of desire in Apuleius’ The Golden Ass” 3. Do not add additional space between paragraphs: simply double space like the text within the paragraphs. 4. Acknowledge your sources, both primary and secondary, in parentheses. 5. Integrate textual evidence into the body of your essay, including line/pg number 6. Quotes: no more than three lines long. 7. Make sure each paragraph has a topic sentence and that there are effective transitions between paragraphs. 8. Avoid comma splices or putting a period between sentences that are not complete. Use semi-colons or rewrite sentences with conjunctions. Example of comma splice: Desdemona can be seen as a feminist heroine, she defies patriarchal norms by eloping with a Moor. Rewritten: Desdemona can be seen as a feminist heroine because she defies patriarchal norms by eloping with a Moor. 9. Number each page at the top right-hand margin. 10. Italicize book titles. Use quotation marks “…” for chapters or articles in books. 11. Be sure to use the present tense when you discuss literary works. 12. Define your terms (ridiculous, mockery, irrational, etc.) through QC OED (online library), and through what the critics and philosophers in this course reading list –mainly Aristotle, Masahiro Kitano, and others, say about them. Definitions from internet do not qualify for a college paper. 13. A paper needs to have an Introduction with Thesis, several pages of development and a Conclusion. See my posts on Blackboard on how to write an Introduction/Thesis, a Conclusion, etc. 14. NO PLOT SUMMARIES; see my posts on BB on the difference between a Plot summary and a textual analysis. 15. Make sure to analyze your quotes and evidence, and to connect them to the overall theme of your paper. 16. Include a Bibliography page at the end of your paper. 17. Check the MLA for formatting and style guide in writing. 18. This paper expects you to read, and quote from, at least two articles from the list of articles posted in the folder for the literary work you’re working on. It goes without saying, you should choose only those articles that you find most useful for your paper. 19. When you upload your paper on Blackboard make sure to check the Safe Assign tab. This will confirm there is no plagiarism in your paper. If I find you have plagiarized, you will receive an F for this paper. 20. Whether I repeat this or not, for each topic, it goes without saying that reading at least a few papers from the list of papers posted in the folder for each literary work in this course, will help you better understand the topic you’re writing about, and to articulate your thoughts on it. 2. Make sure you do not write on the same topic, over-and-over again. That means, if you write on the “ridiculous” in paper 1, make sure to write on a different topic in paper 2. 22. CLAIMS: whenever you make a claim about, say, a quote, a character, a metaphor, an idea, or anything in the literary work you’re writing about, you are required to support that claim with specific evidence from that lit. work. 23. REMEMBER: all evidence (or examples) is in support of your argument needs to be discussed. While discussing it make sure to show the reader how it connects to your central thesis. Evidence without discussion is worthless.

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