Rhymed, Televised, and Sketched
To The Reader
Welcome to “Rhymed, Televised, and Sketched!" This was a project for an English class that required me to illustrate stories Beowulf and The Canterbury Tales through three different forms of art. For my three, I chose to write a ballad, create a crime-scene television show, and draw a montage (hence the name of the flier) of the two stories with the overall theme of mortality. Although at first this project seemed daunting and overwhelming, I actually enjoyed most of my time! Doing this assignment helped me to explore new options of expression, such as writing a ballad or crime-scene; both of which were forms of art that I learned to do. I was hesitant to do either, though, because they were new to me and a challenge during the process, but I feel that I was able to illustrate the poem and TV show effectively and interestingly. In the future I would like to try more forms of art to expand my knowledge and ways of expression. Anyway, hope you can enjoy my work as much as I did!
Piece #1 Description
Piece #2 Description
The second piece that I created was a television series crime scene. The show delineates on the end of Grendel's mortality, which is a theme that is common in most literature. Although Grendel is a powerful and fearsome monster who was supported by the devil, he was still defeated by Beowulf in the end. However, the script comes with an interesting twist that it is not displayed in the original Beowulf.