We completed the following today in class:
1. Students completed the analysis for "Demeter" by Longfellow, and submitted it during class.
2. Students completed the quiz covering the "Greek Underworld."We will correct the quiz on Thursday.
3. Students were introduced to the characteristics of the "Mythological 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, but they suffered for selfish reasons.
•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 experience what is known as an "IGNITION EVENT." This event is usually, but not always, tragic. It causes them to "ignite" into action.
•6. They are faced with physical and emotional challenges.
•7. Through these challenges they become enlightened (more knowledgeable/physically and emotionally stronger)
•8. Their deaths are usually violent.
•NOTE: Heroes experience at least 6 out of the 8 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. Expect a quiz covering the archetypal qualities of a hero and the article that we read in class entitled "The Heroes Journey."
2. Please read/annotate/notate the article entitled "The Hero's Journey" for Thursday.v Collect it from me if you missed class.
2. MOSAIC subject chosen and copies on transparency for Frday, November 20th.!