- By reading Beowulf, we form an image of what an Anglo-Saxon hero is. This hero embodies the characteristics that this culture values or believes are important. Beowulf is an example of an epic, legendary Anglo-Saxon hero. Explain the characteristics that make Beowulf an Anglo-Saxon hero and then show how Beowulf's battles with creatures brings these characteristics to life. Be sure to quote and cite lines from the poem that support your analysis. You will begin this essay in class on Monday, 9/22. The final draft (typed, 12-point, double-spaced, sans-serif font, MLA format) is due to Turnitin.com and as a hard copy Monday, 9/30.
- Complete at the beginning of class on 9/5/13: In our discussion board forum, write a paragraph in which you define and describe the term "American hero." In your definition and description of the term, offer an example of an "American hero" that embodies your definition. Begin with a solid topic/thesis sentence that clearly sets the reader's expectation for the paragraph. If you do not have a district issued or personal device yet, simply write your paragraph on notebook paper.