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The Hero

The Hero. Archetypes, the Middle Ages, and King Arthur. Background. King Arthur Video on his origins Early British Literature Textbook Intro and summary notes ( pgs 6-17) Gildas Excerpt, 6 th Century and summary notes Nennius Excerpt, 9 th Century and summary notes

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The Hero

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  1. The Hero Archetypes, the Middle Ages, and King Arthur

  2. Background • King Arthur Video on his origins • Early British Literature Textbook Intro and summary notes (pgs 6-17) • Gildas Excerpt, 6th Century and summary notes • Nennius Excerpt, 9th Century and summary notes • King Arthur Web Quest • Viewing clips of Merlin (1998) • Archetypes Notes (two handouts so far) • Jung archetypes background (handout) • Read Le MorteD’ArthurBook 1 Chapter 1-5 Summary

  3. Pg. 94-97 • 1066 William the Conqueror invades England and takes over. • Brings: • French Language • Feudalism • Social, caste, property, and military system • Vassals swear allegiance to the lord (can be the king or another member of the nobility). • Lords swear allegiance to the king • Knights swear allegiance to the lords • The king and nobility ruled by “divine right” (God gave it to them) • This is a simplified list: • God • The Pope • The King • Vassals (varying levels depending on your place in the list) • Knights (also vassals) • Serfs (bound to the land, no rights, essentially slaves)

  4. New Information • Read pages 99-101 in textbook. Outline notes in your notebook. • Knights in Shining Armor a. b. • Women in Medieval Society: No Voice, No Choice a. b. • Chivalry and Courtly Love: Ideal but Unreal a. Chivalry b. Courtly Love • The Rise of Romance a. b.

  5. Arthur Excerpt • Read page 193 section “Background” • Read “The Day of Destiny” pgs 194-200 • Keep summary notes as you read and your reactions to the text. (Notebook page 30) • Page 201 Questions 1-5 (turn in-notebook page 31)

  6. Another Hero • Choose from the following: • Beowulf pg. 18-19 and 20-28 OR 33-38 • Gilgamesh, pg 46-53 • Achilles pg. 56-66 • Sinbad pg 179-183 • Read your chosen section and maintain a set of notes. • Read “Day of Destiny” and your 2nd selection at least twice—FULLY KNOW AND UNDERSTAND THE STORY • Use the textbook questions as guides to think critically. • Model a chart like Q#5 (“Day of Destiny”) for your 2nd selection • Note commonalities within the two stories • Keep a record of your reactions as a reader

  7. Writing • In a well developed paper discuss how the two storiesare effective examples of archetypes. Use specific textual evidence to support your assertions. I strongly suggest you find multiple archetypes to discuss. • Length: 600-800 words

  8. Brainstorm • Using the archetypes notes find commonalities between Arthurian Legends and the other hero. This can be with their journey, other characters, or their personalities. Try for at least 4-5 commonalities • Create a chart or notes listing the archetype, Arthur, and the other hero

  9. Writing • Your essay will have four parts: • Intro: summarize the storiesand introduce the idea of archetypes (good place to reference Jung). Thesis statement giving the reader the direction of your paper. • Body section #1: “The Day of Destiny” as an archetype (at least 2 pieces of textual evidence) • Body Section #2: Story#2 as an archetype (at least 2 pieces of textual evidence) • Conclusion: why are archetypes important? What do these characters show us about humanity? Why are these two good examples of archetypes? Length: 600-800 words

  10. MLA Format Length: 600-800 words • Double spaced • Times New Roman Font, 12 point • Correct heading • Citations with page numbers from the textbook • Submitted via Google Drive to acota@hemetusd.org from your student account. • You will have several days to draft in class. DUE Friday 9/12 by 8pm in Google Drive • If you have issues with Google Drive, please do not wait to ask for help. Send an email or get help from a friend. PRINTED COPIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED, so solve your problems early. No Computer? Start planning now how to deal with that issue.

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