Write an essay on one of the following essay topics. Formulate an argument using literary references, as well as textual or cinematic examples. Develop a specific thesis in answer to the essay questions using consistent references to one or two works. Topic 1. Using quotes from course readings, analyze the different depictions of violence, war, and loyalty in Macbeth as compared to The Iliad. For example, compare the murder of King Duncan in Macbeth to the killing of Hector by Achilles in The Iliad. How are the Greeks and Trojans in The Iliad similar to, or different from, the feudal lords in Macbeth? Discuss the different time period, context, and ways that characters seize power. Compare the battle for “homeland” in Macbeth and The Iliad; How is England’s desire to colonize Scotland and expand the territory of England similar or different from the Greek desire to seize Troy in The Iliad?