You are charged with writing a research essay on one of the major texts we have read so far in class:


 How faithful has Marlowe, Goethe,  Shelley, Melville, or Morrison been to the narratives presented in their literary predecessors? 

Based  upon your research, what significant changes or alterations has your author made to the source story  when crafting it into their original work?

 More importantly, what effect do these changes have on the  overall themes and meaning of the text? 

Does your author’s creative alteration of the source material  strengthen, weaken, or merely modify the themes of the source text? Support your answer with  specific analysis of the work you’ve chosen.