If you missed class, we completed the following:
1. Each student received his/her Comparison Essay, and then we discussed the peer review. Your essays were TERRIBLE1 I love you, cute kids, but you must focus on reading and following instructions. The re-write for your essay is DUE ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7th!
2. We discussed the archetypal Greek hero and the qualities possessed by the hero.
Heroes in ancient Greek were given this title because they experienced what is known as PATHOS, or in other words, they suffered more than other individuals. Through their suffering they became stronger.
•1. They are flawed.
•2. They experience PATHOS, or they suffer more than the average person
•3. They are "Born" : There are two types of "births"
•a. They are conceived in an unusual manner
•b. The hero is "born" when they realize that they possess
•4. They are always assisted by a "goddess" (female character)
•5. They marry/associated with someone that causes them great pain and anguish
•6. They experience what is known as an "IGNITION EVENT." This event is usually, but not always, tragic. It causes them to "ignite" into action.
•7. They are faced with physical and emotional challenges.
•8. Through these challenges they become enlightened (more knowledgeable/physically and emotionally stronger)
•9. Their deaths are usually violent.
•NOTE: Heroes experience at least 6 out of the 9 qualities
ARCHETYPE: This term is important, as you will hear it frequently in Mythology. An archetype is a pattern of traits that characters possess that qualify them as certain character types. For example, characters that possess the traits included above would be qualified as an archetypal hero.
1. Revision for Comparison Essay due on Thursday, November 7th.
2. Expect a quiz covering the archetypal qualities of a hero and the article that we read in class entitled "The Heroes Journey."
3. MOSAIC subject traced for NOVEMBER 11th!