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									                                    The Hero’s Journey Project




                                               THIS IS A TEST GRADE!

                                             Bray/British Literature
*Note : This assignment may require you to work on it outside of class. I would strongly recommend using a
flash drive to save your work or creating an account on Google Documents. With Google Documents, you can
upload both word processor and presentation software files (e.g. Power Point) to Google’s server and access
them anywhere you can access the internet. All it takes is creating a Google account. (see
https://accounts.google.com/ServiceLogin?service=writely&passive=1209600&continue=http://docs.google.c
om/%23&followup=http://docs.google.com/&ltmpl=homepage

OR http://edutech.msu.edu/online/googledocs/googledocs.html )



                                 Lab research dates will be August 15-17th

If you choose Option #1 – First you must decide which topic from the list you will address (Good/Evil, Heroes,
Culture, Pagan/Christian Beliefs, or Anglo-Saxon Heroism vs. Contemporary Heroism). Whichever you choose, you must
make references to Beowulf in every body paragraph. Some topics (e.g. Culture) may require you to do to some research
on Anglo-Saxon beliefs and customs. If so, I would recommend the following web sites:

    1.   http://csis.pace.edu/grendel/Proj2004A1/hero.html
    2.   http://csis.pace.edu/grendel/projs2003a/John,Damien&Sherard/AboutHeroes.htm
    3.   http://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/2010/02/23/anglo-saxon-attitudes/
    4.   http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/anglo_saxons/ (This one is excellent!)
    5.   http://www.ucc.ie/academic/eng-hero/heroism1.html
    6.   http://csis.pace.edu/grendel/projs2003a/Johane,Heidi&Yee/Hero1.htm
    7.   http://www.heroicage.org/as.php

Your option SHOULD include a Works Cited in MLA format that will cite all of the sources that you have used. This
includes your textbook, any articles, and any web sites that you may use. To learn more about how to create an
appropriate Works Cited, see the web sites listed on your rubric (Purdue OWL, Easy Bib, Citation Machine). I cannot
stress enough how important it is for you to fully familiarize yourself with your rubric.
If you choose Option #2 – You should have at least one slide for each sub-section of the each stage of The
Hero’s Journey as defined by Joseph Campbell (e.g. one slide for The Call to Adventure, one slide for the Refusal of the
Call, etc.) Each slide should have a clear description of where the stage is present in Beowulf with SPECIFIC QUOTES from
the epic to support your claims. If you are comparing the epic to a book, you should also have specific references to
quotes to support your contentions. If you are comparing the epic to a movie, television show or video game (only one
with a dense plotline and/or mythology) then you must summarize in detail what happens in this story that shows the
appropriate stage of the journey. Remember, if you choose to do option #2, then you may do it as a paper or a
presentation. If you do an essay, then your essay will be assessed with the essay rubric in your packet, NOT the
presentation rubric. All presentations should be accompanied by a visual presentation (Power Point, Prezi, Glogster,
Windows Movie Maker, etc.) BE SURE TO HAVE NOTES PREPARED. DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE JUST READ OFF
OF THE SLIDES. THIS WILL RESULT IN A DRASTIC DEDUCTION OF POINTS.

Your option SHOULD also include a Works Cited in MLA format that will cite all of the sources that you have used. This
includes your textbook, any articles, and any web sites that you may use. To learn more about how to create an
appropriate Works Cited, see the web sites listed on your rubric (Purdue OWL, Easy Bib, Citation Machine). I cannot
stress enough how important it is for you to fully familiarize yourself with your rubric. Your Works Cited may be on a
slide. All photos/pictures should be cited as well.

If you choose Option #3 – Congratulations! I’m proud of you for choosing this one, because quite
frankly, I think it’s the most ambitious. By writing an analysis paper you are choosing to go beyond just a
superficial understanding of the epic, and you will be researching modern events. This assignment will require
you to read about contemporary acts of terror around the world. You have, unfortunately, the entire world of
terroristic acts to choose from and in that way, your goal may be to narrow down your search to one or two
specific groups of “Beowulfs” and “Grendels”. The idea here is to create a running metaphor throughout your
paper. Make sure you answer all parts of the question in your assignment (and there are several). Be sure that
you are using reputable news sources. I have provided some below that should provide some excellent
resources for any search on terrorism. I would prefer that you stick with these web sites.

http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/subjects/t/terrorism/index.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-18720213

http://www.cnn.com/

http://www.chicagotribune.com/

http://www.ajc.com/

http://www.euronews.com/

Your option SHOULD also include a Works Cited in MLA format that will cite all of the sources that you have used. This
includes your textbook, any articles, and any web sites that you may use. To learn more about how to create an
appropriate Works Cited, see the web sites listed on your rubric (Purdue OWL, Easy Bib, Citation Machine). I cannot
stress enough how important it is for you to fully familiarize yourself with your rubric.
                             Unit One Final Assessments
Option One: Argumentative Essay

Students should select from one of the following topics:

1. Good/Evil: How does the BEOWULF poet establish good versus evil in the epic through the use of various
literary devices, such as symbolism, imagery, characterization, setting?

2. Hero: Many times heroes are formed by the values of a culture. How are the heroic characters in the epic a
reflection of their society’s customs and beliefs?

3. Culture: From reading Anglo-Saxon works, one can grasp a little about what life was like for the Anglo-Saxon
people. What does Beowulf reveal about Anglo-Saxon attitudes toward:
            a. fate?
            b. courage?
            c. the span of life?
            d. youth and old age?
            e. gender roles?
            f. death or the deceased?
            g. religion? (Christianity, paganism, or both)

4. Pagan/ Christian Beliefs: How are the religious ideals of the Anglo-Saxons used in the epic? Where can
readers see the blending of Pagan and Christian ideas? Which belief system is more dominant in the epic?

5. What was heroic to the Anglo-Saxons, and what is heroic today? How does Beowulf compare to the heroes
of today – real or fictional? What traits are similar, and which are different?
Essay Rubric                                                                      British Literature

This sheet should be attached to the front of your essay.

Student Name _____________________________ Class Period ___________

     MLA format 10 points ________
    Review the packet on MLA documentation. Your paper should include in-text citations and a works cited page that details your
    sources. All literary works mentioned in your essay SHOULD be included on your works cited page. Never include a work that
    you did not cite in your paper. Paraphrases, as well as direct quotes should be cited if the idea is not yours. Consult the following
    web sites for help with MLA formatting:

                  http://www.easybib.com/
                  http://owl.english.purdue.edu/
                  http://citationmachine.net/index2.php

     Introduction, Clear Topic and Thesis 15 points _______
    An introduction should engage the reader and should not be formulaic. It includes a topic sentence and a clear thesis statement.
    You paragraph should have a funnel effect moving from general to specific with effective transitions. Be sure to mention the
    titles and authors of all works in the introductory paragraph.

     Sufficient Support 30 points ________
    The thesis should be consistently discussed and referenced in every paragraph. Be sure to remain true to your thesis statement.
    Be sure to use specific support from all relevant texts. You must use textual support in EVERY body paragraph. You may do your
    own research and include other outside criticism if you so desire. You may use paraphrased passages in your essay, however
    paraphrased passages MUST STILL BE CITED in MLA format.

     Usage / Mechanics 20 points _______
    Usage consists of language that you can hear. Mechanics refers to language that you can see (written language). Your spelling,
    punctuation, sentence structure, etc. is crucial for effective communication. You should avoid the use of personal pronouns (I,
    you, me, we, etc.). Your essay should be written in third-person point of view.

     Style 10 points _______
    Style denotes your word choice, sentence structure, and variety of language. This is the area in which your individual voices can
    be heard. You should be careful to avoid repetitive language, trite phrases, and an overuse of one type of sentence structure.
    Variety will make your “voice” original and pleasant. Avoid slang, contractions, abbreviations, or overly informal language as
    well as nonspecific words such as “thing” and “stuff”.

     Integration of Quotes 15 points _______
    When you use quotes from literary works or criticism, you should be sure to have them interspersed with your own
    commentary. You should never have a quote that stands alone and you should never have back-to-back quotes in a paragraph.
    Every quote should be attached to an idea that is YOURS. Quotes that are more than FOUR lines in length should be presented
    as BLOCK QUOTES. (See web sites above for details) You should have textual support in every paragraph.



    Total Points: ______




    Teacher Comments:
Option Two: Comparison/Contrast Connections Essay or Project

Students could complete one of the following in small groups (2-3) or individually. They should create a
project to show their understanding of the connections between Beowulf and popular culture.


                                                            Points     My     Teacher’s Score
Element
                                                           Possible   Score   and Comments

Main Ideas - The project clearly addresses Joseph
Campbell’s “monomyth” and a film or novel. The
                                                             20                                    Making Connections —The Epic
presentation indicates the connection between the
two main ideas.
                                                                                                             Journey

Supporting Details                                                                              Create a presentation to clearly show
                                                                                                the connections between Joseph
The supporting details are clear and accurate. They          20                                 Campbell’s “monomyth”, Beowulf,
indicate the student’s absolute understanding of                                                and a novel or film. This presentation
the unit.                                                                                       must demonstrate your ABSOLUTE
Purpose
                                                                                                understanding of the epic hero’s
                                                                                                journey and your ability to connect
                                                             10
The purpose of the presentation is clearly                                                      Campbell’s stages to a more
accomplished.                                                                                   contemporary tale. This presentation
                                                                                                will require students to speak in front
Drawings/Illustrations
                                                                                                of the class.
All drawings, illustrations, and/or photographs add
                                                             10
to the purpose and interest of the poster.                                                      This is the checklist that will be used
                                                                                                to evaluate your presentation. You
Grammar/Usage/Mechanics                                                                         should score your own work and turn
                                                                                                this checklist in before your
The presentation is free of any errors in grammar,           10                                 presentation begins. The due date for
usage, and mechanics in written or spoken
                                                                                                this assessment is
language.
                                                                                                _______________________.
Layout/Design/ Creativity/ Neatness

Overall organization, design, use of color, and use
of space helps make the presentation interesting
                                                             10
and contributes to the message. The presentation
is highly original and creative in its display of ideas.

Presentation

The student appears knowledgeable of the stages
of the monomyth and demonstrates a clear
understanding of the connection between
                                                             20
Campbell’s writings and the chosen work. The
student seems well-prepared for his or her
presentation and does not simply read out loud.

                     Total Score                             100
                         Campbell's Monomyth – The Hero’s Journey

Part I. Departure

The Call to Adventure

Refusal of the Call

Supernatural Aid

Crossing the First Threshold

The Belly of the Whale

Part II. Initiation

The road of trials

The meeting with the Goddess

Temptation away from the true path

Atonement with the Father

Apotheosis -Becoming God-like

The ultimate boon

Part III. Return

Refusal of the return

The Magic Flight

Rescue from Without

Crossing the return threshold


Master of the two worlds
Option 3: For this option, you are to write an analysis paper in which you explore how the story of Beowulf is reflected in the recent
terrorist events. You may include other historical events as examples if you so choose. You must define our modern-day Beowulf, as
well as our modern-day Grendel. How does this Grendel attack our way of life? What is central to our society? How are our values
reflected in Beowulf and his actions? How might Beowulf defeat this Grendel? Are there relatives of Grendel lurking about waiting
their turn to attack? This Beowulf does not have to kill this Grendel. What other outcomes might there be and are they acceptable?

In this paper, you must use quotes from the text of Beowulf and correlate them to the ideas in your paper. In other words, go back
through the reading and find passages and events that seem to connect well with your ideas about the current issue and explain
how each relates to your modern situation.

								
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