Ompare and Contrast between 2 artifacts

Choose an artifact (anything created by human beings) or event presented in Chapters 16-21, or lectures to date.

Find a current/contemporary (you can define current as anything in the 20 or 21st century!) article or summary (can be an online source, a passage from our book, campus/Dubai event etc.) describing an artifact or event that you feel has some strong parallels, and staple a copy of the article/text to your paper.

Provide a Works Cited (separate) page citing your article.

Write a 600-900 word essay that answers (not as a list) the following questions (in any order). Feel free, if you like, to use the 1st person.
Questions:
What is your topic (historical artifact or action) and its cultural context (summarize information presented in book, lecture, or other source in a paragraph)? What details about it stand out to you from among the many events, ideas and artifacts presented in the book or lecture? What current day artifact or event are you comparing it to, and what are the parallels between the two that drew your attention (quote from article if you wish)? Are these parallels likely to be the result of historical influence or inheritance? Or are they because of some other reason and if so, what? What are the important differences and what are the possible reasons for those differences? How do you feel about each of these artifacts or events? In your opinion do they represent positive or negative moments in cultural history? Does looking at them together suggest any insights about human nature, culture, politics, religion, art, etc.?

Added on 01.04.2015 11:51
Chapter 16-21 include:
Enlightenment era
Romantic era
Impressionism
China

Can chose an artifact from any of the above to compare to another artifact from the 20th/21st century