Beowulf and the Hero's Journey
Unit 1, Lesson 2 Exam Review
What is an epic?
An epic is a long narrative, or story, that centers on a hero who demonstrates or symbolizes the values of a cultural group. Although the epic originated in ancient times, it established a pattern that authors still use in movies, books, and plays.
1. LET'S REVIEW THE STORY OF THE EPIC HERO BEOWULF! Click on the video below.
2. DO YOU REMEMBER THE HERO'S JOURNEY?
The Hero's Journey is a story pattern that is very ancient, but it is still used today: books and movies like Harry Potter, the Hunger Games, and even Spider-Man tell the stories of Epic Heroes.