Language Objective: I will make comments, connections, and ask questions about Beowulf and compare and contrast the qualities of a monster with those of a hero in the poem.
1. Writing Prompt: What's your favorite hero story?
- Why do you like it?
- How has it shaped you?
2. Beowulf Review
3. Re-read p. 23-27 and write down all the words you find that describe the monster Grendel and the hero, Beowulf.
After going over it again, share your findings with the rest of the group so they can add this to their notes.
On the Questions side (left side) of your notes, title this section: heroic/monstrous qualities; make sure to clearly distinguish the qualities of the monster Grendel from those of Beowulf in your notes.
4. What other polarities do you find in this part? (p. 23-27)
5. In your Cornell Notes, write down your own definition of:
6. What tropes can you find in Beowulf so far?
7. How is Beowulf an archetypal hero? How is Grendel an archetypal monster?
8. How are Grendel and Beowulf polar opposites? How do they need each other to exist? (Think back on what you learned about polarities last period.)
9. Summary: Compare this section of Beowulf to your writing prompt on heroism. What are similarities between your definition of a hero and the way the hero is presented in Beowulf? What are the differences?
- Cornell Notes (include all notes for today)