Using Bakhtin’s analysis of epic and novel in his essay “Epic and Novel,” decide to what extent Wu Ch’êng-ên’s Monkey (Xiyouji or The Journey to the West) corresponds to each genre. Is Monkey more an epic or a novel? Why? Which epics, if any, that we have read this semester does Monkey resemble? Do the epics that we read this semester conform to Bakhtin’s notion of what an epic is? Use Virgil′s Aeneid to show how Monkey aligns more with the definition of an epic even though it uses comedy and the characters are in a ″state of becoming″ which aligns with the definition of a novel