BEOWULF ESSAY

Beowulf Essay Responses: Write a short essay discussing how the character, Beowulf, illustrates the three parts of the Old English heroic ideal. (Begin by introducing the three parts of the heroic ideal.)  Be sure to discuss the reciprocal relationship implied by comitatus and how Beowulf illustrated this both as warrior to Hrothgar, and as King of the Geats to his own warriors. (See Lecture Notes and Literature in … Continue reading BEOWULF ESSAY

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BEOWULF ~PART II TEXT

beowulf-part-ii Beowulf: Part II Unferth’s Taunt Unferth spoke, Ecglaf’s son,      220 Who sat at Hrothgar’s feet, spoke harshly And sharp (vexed by Beowulf’s adventure, By their visitor’s courage, and angry that anyone In Denmark or anywhere on earth had ever Acquired glory and fame greater      225 Than his own): Jealous Unferth tells of a youthful … Continue reading BEOWULF ~PART II TEXT

BEOWULF: Introduction

Introduction to Beowulf English literature begins with Beowulf. It is England’s heroic epic, a proper beginning for a national literature, but it belongs to everyone because it is profoundly human. The poem shapes and interprets materials connected with the tribes from northern Europe, the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes, who invaded England after the Romans left … Continue reading BEOWULF: Introduction

The Hero in Quest Literature

The Characters (in the Quest Motif) THE HERO -- ROMANTIC, IRONIC, TRAGIC In stories of "the quest,” heroes are on the brink of a great change. Some heroes are desperately unhappy and experience their lives as a stultifying world, one that, in its very orderliness and familiarity, comes to seem sterile and confining: a kind … Continue reading The Hero in Quest Literature

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne ~ Quote Essay

Choose one of the quotes featured in this posting, or another one that stood out to you from the book and write an essay, explaining the quote’s meaning, application, and how it could effect (to bring about) change.  Make your essay at least one page, typed, following formatting guidelines.

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne ~ The Custom House Journal Entry

Getting Ready to Read "The Life of the Custom House lies like a dream behind me . . . soon, likewise, my old native town will loom upon me through the haze of memory, a mist brooding over and around it; as if it were no portion of the real earth, but an overgrown village … Continue reading The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne ~ The Custom House Journal Entry

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee ~ Quote Essay

Choose one of the quotes featured in this posting, or another one that stood out to you from the book and write an essay, explaining the quote's meaning, application, and how it could effect (to bring about) change.  Make your essay at least one page, typed, following formatting guidelines.

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee ~ Theme, Attributes, and Pre-Writing

Here are some links to download forms that will assist you in writing your TKM Character Sketch.  TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD - Analyzing Theme ATTRIBUTE WEB for Literature Character Analysis PRE-WRITING SHEET  

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee ~ Character Sketch Key

Read the entire LESSON for the instructions students were given for this essay. The PROMPT is given there, as well as STEPS they must follow to PLAN, WRITE, and EDIT their essay. These steps are as important as the Checklist given in the Assignment Section. Standards for Evaluation: ESSAY: ·       Gives the title of the novel, the author, and … Continue reading To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee ~ Character Sketch Key

Formatting Using Microsoft Word

HEADER OR FOOTER A header appears at the top of every page. A footer appears at the bottom of every page. 1. On the Insert tab, in the Header & Footer group, click Header or Footer. 2. Click the header or footer design that you want. We will use “Blank” for our documents. 3. If necessary, format text … Continue reading Formatting Using Microsoft Word