Comparative Study of a Major Mythological Theme:
ompare the use of a major theme shared among cultures such as the apocalypse, virgin birth, encounter with evil, creation, resurrection of the slain hero, etc. You want to pick two cultures and compare the stories of one of these themes. (i.e. Apocalyptic story of the Norse culture vs. the Indian culture). The stories can be ancient and/or current. You will want to give a BRIEF summary of each culture’s version of the story. Look for the underlying patterns and motifs as well as the lessons each story teach. Focus on the similarities of the stories as well as the differences. Often times, the differences are in the details but the overall purpose of the stories are the same.