posted by Joshua .
I have to write an essay, but I just need help with coming up with some ideas.
In the essay, I have to compare/contrast the plays "Ajax" OR "Electra" (both are by Sophocles) with the "Iliad" (by Homer). I CANNOT mention similarities/differences in plot between the two, but rather why each author wrote the play (what message were both trying to relay?).
Thanks again. Help would be much appreciated!
I'd search here for articles about Iliad and about whichever play you choose by Sophocles:
Also, read widely among these search results:
(You can change this search to include Ajax instead of Electra if you wish.)
I'm not saying to read everything, but I am saying you need to read widely enough to gather some useful ideas.
Let us know what you come up with.