Comparing Human Origin Accounts

  1. There are numerous themes that occur in more than one of these origin accounts.  Choose ONE theme and compare and contrast it across ALL 4 different origin accounts. Do NOT choose “creation” as your theme since the origin stories are about creation. (Hint: Recall that we social scientists look for patterns, so find something that is common in at least two and preferably all these stories–not exactly the same but similar. Then describe what is similar [pattern] and what is also different about it [variation] in the accounts.) Evaluates Analysis & Substantiation.
  2. Which account views human nature most negatively and why?  (Hint: are humans depicted as largely evil over good?  How and why?) Evaluates Analysis & Substantiation.
  3. Which account is your favorite and why? Evaluates Analysis & Substantiation

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