You are to write a 900-1000 word essay exploring a theme that connects ONE of the following pairs of stories: “Seasons of Glass and Iron” by Amal El-Mohtar and “Vīs Dēlendī” by Marie Brennan

Purpose of the Assignment: This is the culmination of your course, and now it is time to take two separate works and put them into conversation with one another. This is not a comparison and contrast paper. Instead, you are to create a thesis and talk about how each work addresses the thesis. I’ve grouped the works with similar topics to help you generate a thesis on your own.Overview: You are to write a 900-1000 word essay exploring a theme that connects ONE of the following pairs of stories:
“Seasons of Glass and Iron” by Amal El-Mohtar and “Vīs Dēlendī” by Marie Brennan.Your thesis should argue that either these two works both share an opinion on a relevant topic, or that they have conflicting opinions on a relevant topic.
Examples of a strong thesis (from other stories we discussed this semester) include:
Both “An Open Letter to the Family” and “The Perils of a Hologram Heart” show that it is essential that we set and live by our own boundaries, even if it causes the loss of those we love. (This thesis argues that both works share an opinion on a relevant topic. Both stories argue that we should live our own lives by our own rules, despite the costs).While The Matrix, directed by the Wachowski sisters, is hopeful about successful resistance against an oppressive regime, Samuel R. Delaney’s “Driftglass” paints a more hopeless picture where there is no escaping the system that controls us.(This thesis argues that the works have conflicting opinions on a relevant topic. The Matrix is a story about successful resistance, while “Driftglass” provides no possible way for its characters to fight back.)Style Guide:MLA FormatNo coverpageNo WorksCited page – There are to be no outsidesources. Just you and yourinterpretation.Last Name and Page number in upper right marginTitle thatinforms the reader of your thesis900-1000 words. Play with the font all you want, you will stillneed to have the work count.Submitted through Blackboard