Beowulf and Star Wars BEOWULF AND STAR WARS with references to Episode III and Jung THE FOREMOST MYTHOLOGIST OF OUR DAY, JOSEPH CAMPBELL wrote a book called The Hero With a Thousand Faces, in which he noted that whatever the name or face: Achilles, Odysseus, Telemachus, Oedipus, Beowulf, Capts. Kirk, Picard, Janeway, Sisko or Luke Skywalker and even Darth Vader, the quest and the adventure is the same. The Hero must undergo a series of adventures that "make his day" and save the home, nation, planet or galaxy from destruction--in other words, confront evil and attempt to defeat it. By calling on key scenes from Beowulf and comparing them with Star Wars, we will see the transformation of the hero from a novice to one ready to confront his destiny, and in so doing we gain a modern insight into the problem of evil. George Lucas CREATOR OF STAR WARS Campbell, Joseph. IN MYTHOLOGY, the hero's journey begins with the "call to adventure." THE NEXT STEP IN THE HERO QUEST is a challenge to mortal combat.
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13.01.11: Game of Heroes: Exploring Myth through Interactive (Non) Fiction Overview In this middle school unit on mythology, Joseph Campbell's Monomyth cycle will be the tool to analyze the hero's journey of both fictional and non fictional figures. Students will compare and contrast the biographical account of a real life hero with the mythical quest of a demigod; Theseus and Hercules can be studied side by side with Gandhi and Martin Luther King. Students will ultimately fuse their understandings of the metaphorical journey to view their own selves as heroes through their experiences of challenge and reward in the past and the potential opportunities and treasures of the future. Students will understand that the vast plethora of modern day superheroes, video game avatars, and movie stars, all form and inform our personal mythologies, or way of viewing and imagining the world, and that all of them follow the same general pattern. The final project of the unit will be the creation of a text based computer adventure game, or "interactive (non)fiction." 1. 2.
MythologyTeacher.com “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” Christopher Reeve “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” Joseph Campbell, an American mythological researcher, wrote a famous book entitled The Hero with a Thousand Faces. George Lucas, the creator of Star Wars, claims that Campbell’s monomyth was the inspiration for his groundbreaking films. The Hero's Journey is a great technique for analyzing all kinds of stories--whether they be myths, legends, films, novels, short stories, plays, or even comic books. All the materials on this page should assist you in teaching heroes and the Hero's Journey.
FilmSound.org: dedicated to the Art of Film Sound Design & Film Sound Theory The Hero with a Thousand Faces The Hero with a Thousand Faces (first published in 1949) is a work of comparative mythology by Joseph Campbell. In this book, Campbell discusses his theory of the mythological structure of the journey of the archetypal hero found in world myths. Since the publication of The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Campbell's theory has been consciously applied by a wide variety of modern writers and artists. Filmmaker George Lucas acknowledged Campbell's theory in mythology, and its influence on the Star Wars films. Summary Campbell explores the theory that mythological narratives frequently share a fundamental structure. A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man. In laying out the monomyth, Campbell describes a number of stages or steps along this journey. Background
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Heroes Are Made of This: Studying the Character of Heroes ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals. More Teacher Resources by Grade Your students can save their work with Student Interactives. More Home › Classroom Resources › Lesson Plans Lesson Plan Overview Featured Resources From Theory to Practice Designed to explore the hero and the heroic in literature, this sequence of activities can be used as a unit or as stand-alone activities. back to top Hero's Traits Reader's Log: Have students use this reproducible to track character traits as they read. Further Reading Moon, Brian. 2000. This lesson is based in part on: Rodrigues, Raymond J., and Dennis Badaczewski. 1978.
Englishbiz - nonfiction & media © 2014 Steve Campsall Download Free Revision Guide If you are writing about a film or TV programme for coursework - click here If you are writing about a magazine or newspaper ad for coursework - click here While exam questions vary, the skills you need to write a good answer do not. As with all texts you'll be studying, it comes down to your ability to detect what effects the text is creating on its reader and to work out why these effects were created - that is, the writer's purpose. In the exam, typically, you'll be asked to analyse a pair of texts that share a common theme. There are four useful 'levels' at which you can consider texts: What the text is about- its subject matter You need to show you have understood the text's subject matter and content. Who the text has been written for- its audience This is very important: you need to consider audience with care as it will help you recognise features of style that you can discuss in your answers. 1. 2. 3. 4.
Hero's Journey The hero's journey is an ancient story pattern that can be found in texts from thousands of years ago or in newly released Hollywood blockbusters. This interactive tool will provide students with background on the hero's journey and give them a chance to explore several of the journey's key elements. Students can use the tool to record examples from a hero's journey they have read or viewed or to plan out a hero's journey of their own. Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Fantastic Characters: Analyzing and Creating Superheroes and Villains Students analyze characterization by creating their own superheroes or super-villains, complete with related gadgets and settings. Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity | July 31 J.K. Students are encouraged to think about why people challenge Harry Potter books, do a Web Quest that allows them to research the issue, and decide whether the books should be banned from the public library. Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity | January 3
Analemma In astronomy , an ( / ˌ æ n ə ˈ l ɛ m ə / ; from Greek ἀνάλημμα "pedestal of a sundial ") is a curve representing the changing angular offset of a celestial body (usually the Sun ) from its on the celestial sphere as viewed from another celestial body (usually the Earth). The term is used when the observed body appears, as seen from the viewing body, to move in a way that is repeated at regular intervals, such as once a year or once a day. The analemma is then a closed curve, which does not change. Because of the Earth's annual revolution around the Sun in an orbit that is elliptical and tilted relative to the plane of the equator, an observer at a fixed point on the Earth sees the Sun appear to move in an analemma around a mean position, taking a year to do so. The mean position appears to revolve around the Earth once every mean solar day , because of the Earth's rotation. This daily revolution is not considered to be averaged out to get the mean. [ edit ] Description Mars : teardrop
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