Beowulf Heroes and Epics


Heroic Characteristics

  • What makes a hero today? Brainstorm a list of characteristics you believe a hero MUST have.


  • Who are some people whom you consider to be heroes? Brainstorm a list of either specific or generic people that you would classify as heroes. Then write a brief explanation for why you consider each a hero.





Epic Hero PowerPoint




Epic Hero Essay Prompt and Graphic Organizer


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Anglo-Saxon Background




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Introduction in 60 seconds








Dialectical Journals


Information Packet




Three Levels of Reading




Beowulf Concentric Circles Scoring Guide




Unferth's Challenge


Unferth's Challenge by Burton Raffel

The Battle with Grendel


The Battle with Grendel


The Battle with Grendel's Mother


The Battle with Grendel's Mother

The Final Battle


The Final Battle



Boast Project


Project Guidelines



Additional Help

Examples





Scoring Guide




Point of View


Directions:

  1. Read the story of the three little pigs using the link below.

The Three Little Pigs

2. Read the true story of the three little pigs using the link below.

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

Assessment


Literary Analysis Guidelines

Literary Analysis Sample Essay


Ancient Connections


Venerable Bede's Sparrow Story

Modern Poetry Connections


Directions:


  • Consider the poet's way of identifying a hero and compare his/her "definition" to the implied definition expressed by the Beowulf poet.
  • Explore our essential questions for Heroism.
  • Highlight image and then look at the way the imagery in the poem contributes to poet's idea of a hero.

Steven Spender Poem


"I Think Continually of Those Who Were Truly Great"

Helen Wickes Poem


Grendel's Brother

Audio

Grendel's Brother Audio

Genesis of the Poem

Richard Wilbur Poem


Junk by Richard Wilbur


The Power of a Story



Directions:
  • Discuss the preconceived notions Adiche had of what a story had to be as a child.
  • Discuss stereotypes.
  • Write your own single story.



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