Use the class iPads to research the five questions on classic novels and the Western canon. Please find and cite three authoritative sources for each question (as this work "may" later become part of a larger essay).
Due, hard copy and typed, Friday at the start of class.
Today you have turned in the descriptions of four heroic archetypes. Tonight you'll submit your 1-3 page paper on how the idea of the hero has changed over time. On Tuesday we will edit papers (self edit and those of the others in your group).
Stereotypes, Tropes, and Archetypes
What are the differences between stereotypes, tropes, and archetypes? What are they? How do writers use them? Let’s take a look at some vocabulary and how we define these terms to make sense of them for ourselves.
Stereotype (n): A widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing.To elaborate on this, stereotypes can be seen as sets of characteristics or behaviors that are commonly associated with one another, thus making it easier to intuit some of them if one or more is known. Stereotypes, though, are not literary. They refer to beliefs held about groups in reality, not types of characters. The literary cousin of the stereotype is the trope.
Trope (n): devices and conventions that a writer can reasonably rely on as being present in the audience members’ minds and expectations.If tropes seem a little too much like to stereotypes for comfort, that’s because, technically speaking, they are stereotypes. “A Trope is a stereotype that writers find useful in communicating with readers.” (x) However, because the word stereotype has become so stigmatized in society, we prefer to think of tropes as specific to storytelling.
You use tropes in your writing. It is nearly impossible to escape them. And that is okay.
Tropes are things that pop up repeatedly in media as cultural norms in storytelling—types of characters, settings, plot lines, etc.. Stuff like a case of mistaken identity where hilarity ensues.Tropes are culturally-based, which is what sets them apart from archetypes.
Archetype (n): a very typical example of a certain person or thing; types that fit fundamental human motifs.An archetype is a kind of character that pops up in stories all over the place. A trope is a character that puts that archetype in a cultural context.
"Stereotypes, Tropes, and Archetypes." W R I T E W O R L D. Web. 22 Aug. 2014.
The attached .docx asks you to research and define 4 heroic archetypes beyond the three classical tropes discussed in class.
Part I of the task is due Friday night. (8/22).
Part II is due on Monday (8/25).
Remember to use and cite authoritative sources.
Today, the basics:
- Attendance and placement onto seating chart. (these seats will change in two weeks)
- Counselors speech about scheduling issues
- Library to get text book
- Brief (really) overview of class website and what is expected of you this year in CP English.
- 1st Day Tasks (5 pts each = pts)
Home work (repeated on Classroom as assignment #2):
Read "Why Study Literature" and complete the worksheet for the article. Submit your response to Classroom.
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