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1 The Hero Archetypes, the Middle Ages, and King Arthur

2 Background King Arthur Video on his origins Early British Literature Textbook Intro and summary notes (pgs 6-17) Gildas Excerpt, 6 th Century and summary notes Nennius Excerpt, 9 th Century and summary notes King Arthur Web Quest Viewing clips of Merlin (1998) Archetypes Notes (two handouts so far) Jung archetypes background (handout) Read Le Morte D’Arthur Book 1 Chapter 1-5 Summary

3 Pg. 94-97 1066 William the Conqueror invades England and takes over. Brings: French Language Feudalism Social, caste, property, and military system Vassals swear allegiance to the lord (can be the king or another member of the nobility). Lords swear allegiance to the king Knights swear allegiance to the lords The king and nobility ruled by “divine right” (God gave it to them) This is a simplified list: God The Pope The King Vassals (varying levels depending on your place in the list) Knights (also vassals) Serfs (bound to the land, no rights, essentially slaves)

4 New Information Read pages 99-101 in textbook. Outline notes in your notebook. I.Knights in Shining Armor a. b. II.Women in Medieval Society: No Voice, No Choice a. b. III.Chivalry and Courtly Love: Ideal but Unreal a. Chivalry I. II. b. Courtly Love I. II. IV.The Rise of Romance a. b.

5 Arthur Excerpt Read page 193 section “Background” Read “The Day of Destiny” pgs 194-200 Keep summary notes as you read and your reactions to the text. (Notebook page 30) Page 201 Questions 1-5 (turn in-notebook page 31)

6 Another Hero Choose from the following: Beowulf pg. 18-19 and 20-28 OR 33-38 Gilgamesh, pg 46-53 Achilles pg. 56-66 Sinbad pg 179-183 Read your chosen section and maintain a set of notes. Read “Day of Destiny” and your 2 nd selection at least twice—FULLY KNOW AND UNDERSTAND THE STORY Use the textbook questions as guides to think critically. Model a chart like Q#5 (“Day of Destiny”) for your 2 nd selection Note commonalities within the two stories Keep a record of your reactions as a reader

7 Writing In a well developed paper discuss how the two stories are effective examples of archetypes. Use specific textual evidence to support your assertions. I strongly suggest you find multiple archetypes to discuss. Length: 600-800 words

8 Brainstorm Using the archetypes notes find commonalities between Arthurian Legends and the other hero. This can be with their journey, other characters, or their personalities. Try for at least 4-5 commonalities Create a chart or notes listing the archetype, Arthur, and the other hero ArchetypeArthurHero #2

9 Writing Your essay will have four parts: Intro: summarize the stories and introduce the idea of archetypes (good place to reference Jung). Thesis statement giving the reader the direction of your paper. Body section #1: “The Day of Destiny” as an archetype (at least 2 pieces of textual evidence) Body Section #2: Story #2 as an archetype (at least 2 pieces of textual evidence) Conclusion: why are archetypes important? What do these characters show us about humanity? Why are these two good examples of archetypes? Length: 600-800 words

10 MLA Format Double spaced Times New Roman Font, 12 point Correct heading Citations with page numbers from the textbook Submitted via Google Drive to from your student You will have several days to draft in class. DUE Friday 9/12 by 8pm in Google Drive If you have issues with Google Drive, please do not wait to ask for help. Send an email or get help from a friend. PRINTED COPIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED, so solve your problems early. No Computer? Start planning now how to deal with that issue. Length: 600-800 words

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