Boggle 5-7 minutes 1. Make the longest word possible using the letters in the box. You can only connect letters vertically, horizontally, or diagonally. 2. Can only use ONE letter ONCE. R-1 S-1 T-1 L-1 E-1 C-3 M-3 O-1 O-1 O-1 D-4 U-1 L-1 K-5 R-1 U-1 Quote of The Week—Warm-Up Section “A man thinks by mouthing hard words he knows hard things.”—Herman Melville. Explain the meaning of Melville’s words. How is this quote relevant to our lives today? RESPONSES should be ONE PARAGRAPH (5-7 sentences) Warm-up: copy binder sections down Binder Set-Up: I. Warm-Ups II. Class notes and assignments III. Vocabulary IV. Graduation Project The Hero’s Journey Quickwrite: What makes a hero to you? Movie Clip • What made Braveheart a hero in this clip? • List five qualities you saw. • Share list with partner and prepare to discuss with class. Epic Hero • An epic hero is figure from a history or legend, usually favored by or even partially descended from deities. • The hero participates in a cyclical journey or quest, faces adversaries that try to defeat him in his journey, gathers allies along his journey, and returns home significantly transformed by his journey. • The epic hero illustrates traits, performs deeds, and exemplifies certain morals that are valued by the society. • The ideal human. The Hero’s Journey • Monomyth, also referred to as the hero's journey, refers to a basic pattern found in many narratives from around the world. • This pattern was described by Campbell in The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949). Heroic Steps • • • • • • • • • Birth—hero usually has fabulous circumstances around his birth that establishes his pedigree. Call to adventure—hero is summoned to a quest by an external event or influence. Helpers/amulet—hero receives help in the beginning of his quest. The helper usually gives the hero a protective amulet or weapon. Crossing over—the hero must leave the natural world and embark on his journey. A common setting is entering a forest. Tests-the hero undergoes a series of tests that assess and proves his ability. Flight—the hero must flee to safety after battling the opponent. Return—the hero must enter the natural world again. This is marked by: an awakening, rebirth, resurrection, or a simple emergence from a cave or forest. Home—the hero arrives home with the power to bestow boons (favors) on his countrymen. Epic Heroes Small Groups/Pairs • Brainstorm a hero from literature or fiction (comics, movies, cartoons…) and list out the following deeds for each of these traits: I. Bravery II. Honorable III. Noble (privileged) birth IV. Inherently good Epic • An epic is a long narrative poem that celebrates a hero’s deeds. • Earliest known epics were passed down orally and performed by scopes or bards (oral poets). • Repetition of certain words, phrases, or even lines. Repeated Elements in Epics • Stock epithets—adjectives that identify special traits of people or things. Example: “swiftfooted” used to describe Achilles in the Iliad. • Kennings—poetic synonyms found in Germanic poems, such as Beowulf. It is a descriptive phrase or compound word that substitutes for a noun. Example: “the Almighty enemy” and “sin-stained demon” are used to replace Grendel’s name. Epic Conventions • Setting—vast in scope. • Plot—involves supernatural beings and a dangerous journey. • Dialogue—long formal speeches delivered by major characters. • Theme—Reflects timeless values (honor, courage…) and universal ideas (good, evil…) • Style—formal diction (writer’s choice of words and sentence structure) and a serious tone. Literary Terms Alliteration: repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words. So mankind’s enemy continued his crimes. Caesura: a pause dividing each line, with each part having two accented syllables to help maintain the rhythm of the lines. He took what he wanted, // all the treasures The Epic • Read pages 38-39 in textbook. • As you read, complete “The Epic” handout and the “Literary Analysis” handout. • If you do NOT FINISH—this becomes your homework. You may work with a partner. Hero’s Journey: Using what you know about the hero’s journey, map out your hero’s journey. Extended Response • Underneath your map, write two paragraphs explaining how your hero would fit the archetype of an epic hero. Make sure you include your characteristics from the previous exercise. Product Idea • • • • What is your product? Why are you proposing this as your product? How does it connect to your research? How will it help the community? Vocabulary • Define words on list. You may use your cell phones to complete this assignment. • Write sentences.