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Reading Greek Having completed the lecture and the readings for this week, select a literary work (a poem, short story, novel, or film) that resonates with epic themes and compose an essay that includes the following information: 1. Give a brief (one paragraph) summary of your literary work or film. 2. Is your protagonist a hero or an antihero? 3. How does your protagonist relate to society? 4. In what ways is your literary work or film Greek? 5. What epic qualities are evident in your work? 6. What is the theme of your selection? 7. Is your chosen work universal? In what ways? 8. What is the aesthetic value of your chosen work? 9. Rate the literary value of your selection, and give reasons for your rating. Use only the lecture, your textbook, and your brain. You do not need to conduct any outside research and you should not. Take your cue from Sir Philip Sidney, "'Fool!’ said my muse to me, ‘Look in thy heart, and write!'"

 

The intent of this assignment is to engage you in an original contemplation of epic, the Greeks, and literature or films that emanate from Greek foundations of literature. You do not need to find ideas on the Internet. You are encouraged to create, invent, and originate a point of view. Use the Threaded Discussion area to seek your peers’ and professor’s advice and guidance. The essay should be three to four pages in APA style (citing your textbook material appropriately, according to the APA format).

Ideas of what to use

You want to choose something you know well. Citizen Kane has much value, but it is certainly very long. Some other possibilities might be

Schindler's List

Lord of the Rings

Gone with the Wind 

The Godfather

Aliens

Terminator 2
 (with Sarah Connor as quite a strong character)

 

Reading Greek

 

Having completed the lecture and the readings for this week, select a literary work (a poem, short story, novel, or film) that resonates with epic themes and compose an essay that includes the following information:




 

    1. Give a brief (one paragraph) summary of your literary work or film.

 

    1. Is your protagonist a hero or an antihero?

 

    1. How does your protagonist relate to society?

 

    1. In what ways is your literary work or film Greek?

 

    1. What epic qualities are evident in your work?

 

    1. What is the theme of your selection?

 

    1. Is your chosen work universal? In what ways?

 

    1. What is the aesthetic value of your chosen work?

 

    1. Rate the literary value of your selection, and give reasons for your rating.




 

Use only the lecture, your textbook, and your brain. You do not need to conduct any outside research and you should not. Take your cue from Sir Philip Sidney, "'Fool!’ said my muse to me, ‘Look in thy heart, and write!'"

 

The intent of this assignment is to engage you in an original contemplation of epic, the Greeks, and literature or films that emanate from Greek foundations of literature. You do not need to find ideas on the Internet. You are encouraged to create, invent, and originate a point of view. Use the Threaded Discussion area to seek your peers’ and professor’s advice and guidance.

 

The essay should be three to four pages in APA style (citing your textbook material appropriately, according to the APA format).

 

Submit your assignment to the Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step instructions or watch this Tutorial Dropbox Tutorial.

 

See the Syllabus section "Due Dates for Assignments & Exams" for due date information.

 








 

 

Requirement

 

 

Explanation

 

Possible point value

 

Points achieved & comments

 

The Basics: In a medium paragraph, identifies literary work / film, author, and year published.Provides summary

 

Summary includes main characters, chief conflict, setting, plot, and resolution to conflict.

 

10

 
 

The Protagonist: 1)Identifies protagonist as hero or antihero and provides substantive reasons; 2) explains with evidence how protagonist relates to society

 

1) Why is this character a hero or antihero (provides evidence)? 2) Provide details as to how the character relates to society.

 

20

 
 

Greek Ideas1) IdentifiesGreek characteristics of the literary work AND 2)explains epic characteristics of the literary work

 

1) “Greek characteristics” include ideas of Plato and Aristotle. 2) Consider to what extent the work is an epic, indicating knowledge of that literary form..

 

20

 
 

 

Theme1) Identifies theme and explains it 2) explains to what extent the theme is universal or is relevant to you

 

1) A theme is the mainidea about life the text conveys. 2). Is this theme relevant / universal to you?

 

20

 
 

 

Value: 1) Explains theaesthetic value of the literary work (what makes it “literature”?) 2) Rates the value of the work (what is its value?) and provides reasons

 

1) Not all good reading is “art” To what extent does your text have aesthetic value? 2) Rating might be excellent, medium, or low – but it is necessary to classify the type of value and provide reasons for your opinion.

 

10

 
 

Writing: essay is organized, with clear transitions connecting ideas; Sentences are clear, written, spell checked, and punctuated correctly

 

1). See Doc Sharing for sample essay and outline.2) Clear writing is essential

 

10

 
 

Uses APA guidelines in form and in citation.

 

See Syllabus and Student Resources for APA guidelines if you are not familiar with them.

 

5

 
 

Meets length requirements (3-4 pages, double spaced)

 

Your ideas need to be developed sufficiently.

 

5

 
 

Total




 
 

100




 
 

Late (-5 per day)




 



 



 
 

Final score

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