Hero in Literature Assignment | Homework for You
Throughout this semester, we have been exploring the concept of the hero in literature. We began with the epichero (Beowulf). Then we examined the tragic hero in an ancient Greek drama (Oedipus Rex) and then the fairy tale hero. You have also become familiar with Joseph Campbell’s and Vladimir Propp’s theoretical works and how literary critics help us to understand what we read a little better (Bettelheim, Luthi and others). For Essay #4, your goal is to reflect on what you’ve learned and read this semester and apply it to a story/movie of your own choice. Tell us briefly about the story and discuss how it reflects the ideas and concepts we’ve covered. Students have chosen stories by Anton Chekhov, Spiderman (comic book), and Japanese anime stories, just to give you some ideas. Students have also written about Mulan, Beauty and the Beast, Katniss from The Hunger Games, Rey fromStar Wars, The Joker, and even Deadpool!