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· Write an essay (around five pages, typed and double-spaced) in which you trave

· Write an essay (around five pages, typed and double-spaced) in which you travel from one era we have covered to another civilization and attempt to carry out an assassination of some key figure. Your essay should justify why your character would do this, based on primary sources, though you may also use class notes and  textbook/lit reading.  Again, this paper should be based on a primary source(s), so you should begin with a primary source and go from there. Your paper should therefore have citations (MLA) of your sources, from history or literature. Your character(s) must be pre-1400AD, and you may not travel to your own society, e.g., Nero murdering Julius Caesar (Jesus and Muhammad are sacrosanct, and therefore not allowed for this assignment).  You may use either first or third person, but first person might allow you to explore motivations more clearly.  You might choose to write a narrative, compose a letter, create a diary, or use some other appropriate form, but you should focus more on the “why” and less of the “how” of your assassination.  Thus, do not be distracted by creating a fabulous story or explaining in detail how the time machine is built.  Your paper should be grounded in the sources and the best papers will show the values that are in conflict. You may frame this in the five categories if you wish.