First, we will take a practice multiple choice (MC) AP on "Troy" (12 questions). After, we will discuss the right answers and why the AP Board says those are the answers.
Read the two articles below and prepare to discuss.
Remember to study up on the 12 Vocab words you'll be quizzed on Friday.
More about peer editing....
Finish your peer edits of the papers in your 3-4 person group. Remember to focus on your editing "job" to make it easier on you to get through the papers.
Then revise your own paper, using the peer edits as suggestions for improvements. You might not take all suggestions for change, but have it in your head why you didn't; don't just ignore feedback!
Submit your final draft (FD) to TII under "Revision 2" of the "I Need a Hero" essay. SAVE YOUR TII RECEIPT via screen shot or PDF in case something goes wrong. The FD is worth 100 pts and will get feedback from me.
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).
Essay: From your research of seven heroic archetypes, what can you infer about the purpose and nature of the literary hero? How and why does the Western concept of "the hero" change over time and what does that communicate about our societal hopes, fears, dreams, and values?
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.
Just for fun.... "I Need a Hero" video by Bonnie Tyler, from the original FOOTLOOSE soundtrack:
Google Classroom didn't work for us (yet) so below are the article and worksheet. You may submit your work to TII (TurnItIn.com) or bring it hard copy.
Due Thursday night to TII or at the start of class Friday if hardcopy.
Harvard English Chair on incoming AP students:
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 AP 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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