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MyShakespeare. Charles Shirley Jackson. The Impostor Syndrome. What Makes a Hero: Joseph Campbell’s Seminal Monomyth Model for the Eleven Stages of the Hero’s Journey, Animated. By Maria Popova Nearly four decades before Joseph Campbell (March 26, 1904–October 30, 1987) refined his enduring ideas on how to find your bliss and have fulfilling life, the legendary mythologist penned The Hero with a Thousand Faces (public library) — his seminal theory outlining the common journey of the archetypal hero across a wealth of ancient myths from around the world.

What Makes a Hero: Joseph Campbell’s Seminal Monomyth Model for the Eleven Stages of the Hero’s Journey, Animated

Campbell’s monomyth model has since been applied to everything from the lives of great artists to pop-culture classics like Star Wars. This wonderful short animation from TED Ed presents a synthesis of Campbell’s foundational framework for the eleven stages of the hero’s quest — from the call to adventure to the crisis to the moment of return and transformation — illustrating its timeless potency in illuminating the inner workings of so many of our modern myths and the real-life heroes we’ve come to worship:

Department of English and Comparative Literature. What is a Bildungsroman?

Department of English and Comparative Literature

In my examination, I will attempt to answer this misleadingly simple question. The term was suggested by Friedrich von Blanckenburg's discussion of Bildung in his 1774 "Essay on the Novel," coined by Karl Morgenstern in the 1820s, and popularized by Wilhelm Dilthey in his 1870 essay on Friedrick Schleiermacher. Therefore, when we 20th Century readers talk of the Bildungsroman, as we often do, we employ a critical lens honed in 19th Century Germany to treat a genre begun in the 18th Century. One result of this critical distance is the conceptual indistinctness of the term. Bildungsroman is often used as a collective term to designate several potential genres: Entwicklungsroman or "novel of development," Erziehungsroman or "novel of education," and Kunstlerroman or "novel about the artist.

" My particular approach to defining the genre, however, returns to Dilthey's original definition. Romeo and Juliet Act 4 SG.

Writing Pages

The N Word and To Kill A Mockingbird. Comics. This is a comic about the backfire effect.


The first big expansion pack of Exploding Kittens is now shipping. It contains 20 game-changing cards, along with a human-sized cone of shame. I made a new thing. Next Page » All artwork and content on this site is Copyright © 2016 Matthew Inman. Tone. Book1 4209. Grade 8. StumbleUpon. Curious Incident of the Teacher in the Classroom. Introduction to Greek Theatre & Antigone: Tufts University’s Perseus Digital Library “The Development of Athenian Tragedy,” excerpted from Thomas R.

Curious Incident of the Teacher in the Classroom

Martin’s An Overview of Classical Greek History from Mycenae to Alexander. Dr. Robin Mitchell-Boyask, Professor of Classics at Temple University’s Greek Theater and Society Course page. Glossary of important terms, worksheet guides to Greek plays, including Sophocles’ Antigone, and useful links to other sites. Emory University – Overview of Greek Drama Contains maps of Greece, drawings of Greek theater layout, historical timelines, and other relevant pictures of Athenian Acropolis, artistic depictions of Athenian actors and Greek drama.

Unit Plans: DrPezz’s Antigone Unit and Study Guide WebEnglish Teacher links to study guides, units, and individual Antigone lessons. Georgia Standards plan created by Cynde Snider for teaching 10th Grade Lit/Comp or World Literature Greek Tragedy Unit. Lesson Ideas: Supplemental Readings: Carson, Anne. Revision and Editing Checklist for a Critical Essay - Writing About Fiction, Poetry, and Plays. By Richard Nordquist When it comes time to revise and edit the next-to-final draft of a critical essay, this checklist should serve as a helpful guide.

Revision and Editing Checklist for a Critical Essay - Writing About Fiction, Poetry, and Plays

As a general rule, the best time to revise is not right after you've completed a draft (though sometimes this is unavoidable). Instead, wait a few hours--even a day or two, if possible--in order to gain some distance from your work. One last bit of advice: read your work aloud when you revise and edit. The Oatmeal Grammar Pack. I raised an addict – what could I have done differently? It has been a very interesting month.

I raised an addict – what could I have done differently?

Since my first post I have connected with old high school friends who have active or recovering addicts in their families. I have been contacted by people who are living the nightmare of Addiction as parents, spouses, children and friends of addicts as well as addicts themselves. Many have shared powerful stories of recovery. I have written or spoken the words ‘I am sorry for your loss’ too many times to count, though we really do need to keep counting… Every person we lose leaves a gaping hole in the world. That hole will swallow us all if the tide is not turned.

Short Stories

Plato’s Allegory of the Cave - Alex Gendler.