What role does war play in the Iliad – Is it presented as a good thing or a bad thing? What are the worthwhile causes for fighting a war?To what extent does the Bhagavad-gita support the impending war, and in what ways might it be a condemnation?3- Write an essay comparing and contrasting the views of war in the Iliad and the Bhagavad-gita and discuss how war is justified in the texts. Although the concepts for “Justification of War” were written down in the twenty-first century by the United States Institute of Peace, the concepts themselves are as old as warfare, being mentioned in the Bible and other sacred texts and by Homer himself. You may do outside reading (research) and use it in your essay, and you will use examples from the text to support your points. You are not writing a personal opinion essay on whether or not war is just, but rather discussing from the texts that you read what the authors express as the virtues and morality of war. You may use the principles from the “The Justification of War” as they apply to your explanation. This essay should have a clear thesis that explains what you will be comparing and contrasting. You may use the block method (Iliad – 3 reasons war is justified; Bhavagad-gita – 3 reasons war is justified); or you may use point-by-point method (Reason 1 – Iliad, Bhavagad-gita; Reason 2 — Iliad, Bhavagad-gita; Reason 3 — Iliad, Bhavagad-gita). You will use MLA format and citations, and submit the essay through Turnitin in Canvas.You will complete a chart that you will use in your discussion posts, and then you will construct your paper from the chart, discussions with your peers, the texts, and research.The length for this paper is a minimum of 2 pages not including the Works Cited page.Bhagavad-gita. Norton Anthology of World Literature. Shorter 4th, edited by Martin Puchner et al., W.W.Norton & Company, New York, 2019, pp 669-688.Homer. Iliad. Norton Anthology of World Literature. Shorter 4th, edited by Martin Puchner et al., W.W.Norton & Company, New York, 2019, pp 138-194.Rosenthal, Joel. “Ethics and War in Homer’s Iliad.” Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. 27 March 2012. www.carnegiecouncil.org/publications/articles_papers_reports/0125.
Justification of War Writing
The thesis is clearly stated and well developed. The thesis states what the writer is comparing and/or contrasting.
The paper is clearly organized in either a block or point by point comparison contrast format.
The content clearly compares and contrasts the views of war in the Iliad and the Bhagavad-gita and discusses how war is justified in the texts.
The paper uses clear examples and quotes from both texts that support the ideas put forth in the paper.
MLA Parenthetical Citations
In text citations are complete and correct in MLA format.
MLA format /length
Paper uses correct MLA format for headers, page numbering, etc. Paper is at least two complete double spaced pages.
Works Cited Page
Paper includes a Works Cited page completed in correct MLA format.
What role does war play in the Iliad – Is it presented as a good thing or a bad thing?