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English 124- superheroes

Unit 1: Heroes, Antiheroes

Essay Prompt for Unit 1

Choose one of the assigned readings for class (Beowulf, “Zlateh the Goat,” or “Scheherazade”), and write an academic essay in which you explain Joseph Campbell’s concept of the Hero’s Journey and provide at least three strong examples (including quoted evidence from the chosen text) about how that story reflects (or deviates from) established stages of the Hero’s Journey.  

Texts: “Will Coronavirus Change How We Define Hero? (BBC article)
Texts:   Beowulf as a graphic novel, (Library has ebook. No graphic novel)

Unit 1: Beowulf ebook (not a graphic novel)