Presentation on theme: "Key Points: From plot to theme"— Presentation transcript:
1 Key Points: From plot to theme Beowulf AnalysisKey Points:From plot to theme
2 Plot AnalysisWith a partner, reflect on each of these parts of the chart. Be ready to discuss in 12 minutes.Protagonist:Antagonist:Complications: those events that create conflictCrisis: moments of high tensionClimax: moment of highest tension and the turning point of entire poemResolution: the answer or solution to the conflict
3 Climax / Turning Point of Beowulf Why could this be considered the turning point?“Quickly the dragon came at him, encouraged/ As Beowulf fell back; its breath flared,/And he suffered, wrapped around in swirling flames—a king before, but now a beaten warrior.”
4 ConflictGOOD VS EVILWho: Who:What / Where: What / Where:
5 Beowulf’s Failure: Reasons What do you think are the reasons for Beowulf’s failure? 1) 2) 3)
9 Dragons and Treasure: How do they connect? Dragons (serpents) were symbolic of evil Treasure was symbolic of damnation
10 Once greed entered Beowulf’s kingdom, Beowulf’s people were spiritually damned. By turning away from ethical behavior, they doomed their society.
11 Subject to ThemeSubjects are 1 or 2 words: love, youth, jealousy, etc.Themes answer this question: What does the author have to say ABOUT the subject?For example:In Othello, William Shakespeare tells us that distrust and jealousy destroys all relationships.
12 Themes are… Universal in nature A complete sentence Romeo and Juliet demonstrate that youthful impetuousness can be very dangerous.Jay Gatsby shows that the desire to recapture one’s past is rarely successful.
13 THEMES FOR BEOWULFSubject: Loyalty Theme: Beowulf proves that without LOYALTY, all relationships eventually collapse. Subject: Greed Theme: Subject: BraveryWith a partner, write a theme statement for greed and bravery. Keep in mind the requirements of a theme statement.