Please compare and/or contrast the journey to human self-knowledge in the ancient narratives of both manna and Oedipus Rex. How does each figure come to teach us certain lessons about humanity, and what it truly means to be distinguished and dignified? Settle on one specific point of contrast or comparison between the two texts.
- -What are the differences between what both manna & Oedipus teach us about:
Who would you choose (either manna or Oedipus) as a more constructive symbol of what it means to be human? Why? o
There should be a f n in your paper. You must have a specific argument or Thesis grounding your paper. As you interpret both manna and Oedipu ground your analysis in close readings of each text. Within your paper, please cite at least two specific chosen passages (one for each text) to provide evidence of your interpretation. How does the language, metaphors, symbols in your chosen passages support your final argument about these two narratives? In your analysis, remember to consider both narratives equally, on which figure offers the more effective lesson on how to live.