Mount Olympus Hero's
Greek Hero Vocabulary
Complex Character: it is a person with many facets to their personality.
Indirect Characterization: Means that the author develops the character through his actions, dialogue, thoughts, appearances, or other characters reactions.
Direct Characterization: where the author directly states the characters traits.
Character purpose: like what is their purpose for being a hero.
Motivation: the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way.
Epic: relating to, or characteristics of an epic or epics.
Epic Hero: heroic deeds or events significant to a culture or nation.
Round Character: a character in fiction whose personality, background, motives, and other features are fully delineated by the author.
Dynamic character: a literary or dynamic character who undergoes an important interchange, as a change in personality and attitude.
Flat character: an easily recognized character type in fiction who may not be fully delineated but is useful in carrying out some narrative purpose of the author.
Static character: a literary or dynamic character who undergoes little or no inter change; a character who does not grow or develop.
Myth: a traditional story, one concerning the early history of people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events.
Theme: a subject of a talk, a piece of writing, a person's thoughts, or an exhibition; a topic.
Universal Theme: the theme transcends any time period, place, or a generation.
Journey: an act of traveling from one place to another.
Quest: a long or arduous search fro something.
Father of hercules and the god of lightning.
Son of the almighty zeus and strong.
He was once a Greek king Ithaca and a hero of Homer's epic poem the Odyssey.
Hero Archetypes and Hero Cycle
1. Call To Adventure
10. New Life
Greek Heroes and Hall of Heroes
Jason: Jason is the son of king Iolcus but his uncle pelias tries to kill him. So his mother runs away with Jason and hides him and she pretends that he is dead. And Jason's father was imprisoned by his uncle. Then Jason lived with a man Chiron who is a Centaur. And Chirone tortured Jason. When Jason came of age he set out like a proper hero to claim his rightful throne.
This I believe and Essential Questions
1. How do circumstances and events impact the development of a hero?
2. How does a hero reflect the values of his/her society?
3. How can a hero inspire or motivate an entire society?
4. How do heroes display archetypal traits?