For this 20-point assignment, you must provide an in-depth analysis of the prompt. Your response should be a minimum of ten sentences and include at least two blended quotations from the text as support. Remember: This is an analysis, not a summary of the texts.
How do heroes reveal the traits prized most highly by a culture?
- Identify Beowulf’s qualities and what they reveal about the Anglo-Saxon culture.
Cite quotations from the poem to support your analysis of Beowulf’s character and reflection of Anglo-Saxon society’s ideals.
- Choose a fictional hero from contemporary American culture. Explain what this character’s traits reveal about value of modern society.
Discuss the concept of heroism and heroic traits.
- Compare the values of Anglo-Saxons and modern Americans in a well-organized essay.