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Edward, the Reluctant Hero. Byronic Hero Can be taught as part of a Hero study, a Period study (Romanticism), or unit on Quests/Heros Journey. Can be.

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1 Edward, the Reluctant Hero

2 Byronic Hero Can be taught as part of a Hero study, a Period study (Romanticism), or unit on Quests/Heros Journey. Can be taught as part of a Hero study, a Period study (Romanticism), or unit on Quests/Heros Journey. Teach Definition first by using common dark movie heroes: Batman, Simba (Lion King), Snape (Harry Potter), Neo (The Matrix), etc… Teach Definition first by using common dark movie heroes: Batman, Simba (Lion King), Snape (Harry Potter), Neo (The Matrix), etc… Activities: Activities: Scavenger hunt for characterization (hand-out) Scavenger hunt for characterization (hand-out) Bare Bones character analysis (visual representation) Bare Bones character analysis (visual representation) Debate (presentation) Debate (presentation)

3 highly intelligent and perceptive highly intelligent and perceptive often sophisticated and highly educated often sophisticated and highly educated cunning and adaptive, arrogant cunning and adaptive, arrogant mysterious, magnetic and appealing, seductive mysterious, magnetic and appealing, seductive conflicting emotions, bipolar tendencies, or moodiness conflicting emotions, bipolar tendencies, or moodiness distaste for social institutions and social norms, cynical distaste for social institutions and social norms, cynical "dark" attributes not normally associated with heroes "dark" attributes not normally associated with heroes troubled past, guilt over past crime, struggles with integrity troubled past, guilt over past crime, struggles with integrity self-destructive, self-critical and introspective self-destructive, self-critical and introspective loner, rejected from society, exiled loner, rejected from society, exiled Byronic Hero

4 Scavenger Hunt Below is list of traits shared by Byronic heroes. Find scenes or dialogue from the text that match this characterization of the hero. ____________________Heros Name ____________________Heros Name 1. highly intelligent and perceptive ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ 2. often sophisticated and highly educated ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ Assign whole list to a group or individuals to be completed. Divide list amongst groups or individuals. Completed findings are shared with the class and become class notes.

5 Bare Bones Draw a skeleton or silhouette, and label with the following: Draw a skeleton or silhouette, and label with the following: Feet: Where I go Feet: Where I go Hands: What I do Hands: What I do Heart: What I feel Heart: What I feel Mouth: What I say Mouth: What I say Eyes: What I see Eyes: What I see Head: What I think Head: What I think Write what the character does in each area that is consistent with being a Byronic Hero Write what the character does in each area that is consistent with being a Byronic Hero

6 Bare Bones Example *Eats lunch alone (outcast) *Sees the biology slide too quickly (smart) *Dazzles people (magnetic) *Thinks hes no good for Bella (past crime) *Feels like a monster (critical of self) * Says Sarcastic remarks (cynical)

7 Debate Is Edward a Byronic Hero? Is Edward a Byronic Hero? Team Yes and Team No Team Yes and Team No Who is the Bryonic Hero of the Book? Who is the Bryonic Hero of the Book? Team Edward Team Edward Team Bella Team Bella

8 Heros Journey/Quests Teach the outline of steps to a Heros Journey/Quest using popular tales: The Lion King, Shrek, Harry Potter Teach the outline of steps to a Heros Journey/Quest using popular tales: The Lion King, Shrek, Harry Potter Activity: Students fill out chart with scenes from plot. Can be done individually or in groups. Activity: Students fill out chart with scenes from plot. Can be done individually or in groups. With words (textual notes) With words (textual notes) With images (comic book style) With images (comic book style)

9 Heros Journey/Quest chart Call to Adventure Call to Adventure Crosses threshhold from known to unknown Crosses threshhold from known to unknown Refusal to Hear Call Refusal to Hear Call Mentor/Helpers Mentor/Helpers Trials (usually in 3s) Trials (usually in 3s) Supreme Ordeal (lowest point) Supreme Ordeal (lowest point) Atonement Atonement Boon Boon Refusal to return Refusal to return Magical rescue Magical rescue Master of two worlds Master of two worlds Freedom to live Freedom to live

10 Archetypes Unit for Literary Archetypes. Can be taught along with Journey/Quest. Unit for Literary Archetypes. Can be taught along with Journey/Quest. Activities: to be done individually or in groups Activities: to be done individually or in groups Assign a character to each type. Defend choice with textual evidence. (hand-out) Assign a character to each type. Defend choice with textual evidence. (hand-out) T-shirt graphic: Design a t-shirt graphic identifying chosen character according to type. (visual) T-shirt graphic: Design a t-shirt graphic identifying chosen character according to type. (visual) Create a profile for character, in line with type & true to text (synthesis) Create a profile for character, in line with type & true to text (synthesis)

11 Profile NemisisJames NemisisJames My favorite story: The Deadliest Game My favorite story: The Deadliest Game My favorite toy: whatever someone else is playing with My favorite toy: whatever someone else is playing with Biggest Regret: that Alice got away Biggest Regret: that Alice got away Biggest Fear: none, Im invincible. I never lose. Biggest Fear: none, Im invincible. I never lose.

12 T-shirt Front Front Image of character as archetype Image of character as archetype Back Back Line of supporting text Line of supporting text

13 Archetypes, pg Hero: born under unusual circumstance, marked for greatness, exiled, must prove self through test/trial 1. Hero: born under unusual circumstance, marked for greatness, exiled, must prove self through test/trial 2. Helper – usually has own abilities, but lacks traits of being a hero on own 2. Helper – usually has own abilities, but lacks traits of being a hero on own 3. Mentor Wise old man 3. Mentor Wise old man 4. Femme Fatale seeks to destroy the hero 4. Femme Fatale seeks to destroy the hero 5. Good/Earth Mother possesses all the positive aspects of life (warm, nurturing, protection) 5. Good/Earth Mother possesses all the positive aspects of life (warm, nurturing, protection)

14 Archetypes, pg Father Figure represents all that the hero is trying to attain or find; may have a secret that affects heros destiny 6. Father Figure represents all that the hero is trying to attain or find; may have a secret that affects heros destiny 7. Trickster –causes problems or messes things up, may be accidental or on purpose 7. Trickster –causes problems or messes things up, may be accidental or on purpose 8. Nemesis heros sworn enemy, usually evenly matched in ability 8. Nemesis heros sworn enemy, usually evenly matched in ability 9. Damsel in Distress needs hero to save fragile being in harms way 9. Damsel in Distress needs hero to save fragile being in harms way

15 Period Study Romanticism Romanticism Emotion over Logic Emotion over Logic Intuition over Rational Thinking Intuition over Rational Thinking Supernatural Supernatural Ominous Setting Ominous Setting Nature Nature Plain folk as main character Plain folk as main character Nationalism (reawaking of folklore) Nationalism (reawaking of folklore)

16 Period Study, activities Find scenes that meet definition of Romanticism Find scenes that meet definition of Romanticism Text or Drawings Text or Drawings Compare against Classic Romanticism works Compare against Classic Romanticism works Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, Count of Monte Cristo, Phantom of the Opera, Hunchback of Notre Dame Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, Count of Monte Cristo, Phantom of the Opera, Hunchback of Notre Dame Discussion as foundation to Modern Anti-Hero Discussion as foundation to Modern Anti-Hero The Great Gatsby, Artemis Fowl, Catcher in the Rye, Catch-22 The Great Gatsby, Artemis Fowl, Catcher in the Rye, Catch-22

17 Lauralee Owen Lauralee at Twilightmoms.com Lauralee at Twilightmoms.com


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