Read either the tale of Cupid and Psyche from Apuleius’ Metamorphoses ( The Golden Ass ) or Sophocles’ The Women of Trachis

1 Writing Assignment #1 Read either the tale of Cupid and Psyche from Apuleius’ Metamorphoses ( The Golden Ass ) or Sophocles’ The Women of Trachis . Links to both are posted on Canvas. Choose one of the following directions to write 700 – 800 words :

1) Find another version of the story with which to compare what you chose to read . This can be a piece of art, literature, song, movie, etc. How does each artist use the myth and the idea of love ? R emember that we are studying Aphrodite/Eros this week — mention of them should occur in your analysis of love . 2) Explore the question “ What does love make mortals do? ” In other words, who is responsible for the actions of the story? This question certainly will involve “ getting into ” the mind of the characters, but you should also keep in mind that we are studying Aphrodite/Eros this week. How is the author shaping the myth with an eye to these deities ? For either option 1 or 2, you need to find 2 – 3 additional sources to support your analysis . These must be scholarly sources, not a random person tweeting from their basement . Please email if you are unsure if your source “counts.” If you are discussing a piece of art, song, etc. include in a footnote how I can access the piece. This i s a formal paper, and as such there are certain minimum requirements of format and style. • The paper is to be double

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