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Tuesday, September 8th Tuesday, September 8
Today's Objectives: th Students will use discussion of didactic literature to continue to inform their idea of a "hero" and to better understand the qualities and values of the "hero" in various cultures. Tuesday, September 8
Today's Agenda: Tale of Two Cities: Exam Review Discussion: Indian Epics, Didactic th Literature, and The Epic Hero Today's Task
"An Indian epic is a long narrative- often a poem- about the deeds and adventures of an Indian hero. It usually tells a story that bears great religious significance and can include elements of myth, legend, and history. In the Mahabharata, the Bhagavad-Gita, and the Ramayana, the actions of the heroes reflect the values of Hinduism and Indian society" (191). You will get in a small group of 4-5 students. Make sure you have a representative for each of the three texts. Discuss: Who is the "hero" in each text? What qualities define this character as a "hero?" What specific actions does the hero exhibit that reflect the values of Hinduism and Indian society? What are these values? What's due? After discussing, your group will hand in a summary of your discussion. Choose a method that will best exhibit your work today. Options (one per group): A chart A narrative A graphic organizer Tuesday, September 8
Homework for Tonight th Read p. 120-124. Annotate with stickies. Look for cultural values, or devices communicating those values (metaphor,etc.) Journal #2: Cancelled for homework. We will do an in-class activity with it on Block Day! Tuesday, September 8
On Deck for Block Day: Writing Invitation #4 Rumi Analysis In class time to begin the th Iliad. ...
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2011 for the course LIT 113 taught by Professor Howard during the Spring '09 term at Grand Valley State University.
- Spring '09
- World Literature