Beowulf Multi Genre Assignment

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Beowulf Multi-Genre Assessment Requirements You MUST complete 3 genres, one from each of the three categories. Written pieces MUST be a minimum of a page and a half (typed, single spaced) and should follow the format of the piece; the rest of the genres may be of appropriate length/size for what you are creating (use your best judgment on this). Don’t be afraid to double check with me if you are unsure. New information must be presented in each piece instead of repeating it over and over in different forms. I want to learn something new from each piece. You will need to document your sources, including page numbers for any direct quotations. The point of the multi-genre pieces is to allow me to see your understanding of the characters in the novel, the setting, conflict, general plot, etc. Use the characters to your advantage in the pieces and make their personalities come alive. You should understand that I don’t have a certain preconceived notion of what your project will be. In fact, I don’t know what it will look like, how long it will be, or what forms it will take. I expect that your individuality will cause you to create a final product that reflects the uniqueness of your personality. I know this much: I want your project to be thorough; I want to know your subject when I am through reading. I want your project to be creative; I want to see imaginative and unique types of writing, graphics, or artwork to convey the information and fascinating arrangements on both the individual pages and within the project as a whole. I want your project to convey that you were completely involved with your subject, that you were willing to take risks, that because you care, you gave your very best effort. I want to be able to turn to whomever is around when I’m looking at your projects and say, “Wow! Listen to this!” Written Point of View Story Tell the story of the battle with Grendel in Beowulf’s own words in a journal entry or television or newspaper interview. Be sure to include Beowulf ’s feelings about watching the Geat near him die, how he felt during the fight, a blow-by-blow description of the battle, and how he felt about not being able to kill Grendel. Letter of Advice Pretend that you are Beowulf writing a letter to Wiglaf, your successor. What advice would you give to him to lead the Geats? What mistakes might you warn him against making? What values would you suggest he hold dear? Draw upon details from Beowulf’s life that you think would be instructive to the y oung leader. Eyewitness Account Describe the battle with the dragon in the words of Beowulf, Wiglaf, and one of the Geats who witnessed the event. Twitter Write a series of tweets from Beowulf as he completes his adventures. Remember: no tweet may be more than 140 characters. You should include all major events, as well as events from between battles. Minimum: one tweet per chapter.
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