We covered the Greeks and personal responsibility, but it is time to start moving around the world with some of the most important and iconic literature surrounding war and society. We start with Tristan and Isolde which we will watch, discuss and take notes. It is a modern movie of an ancient tale. How might that change the story? What do we value most about war, love, marriage, government, patriotism, and heroism? Possibly Celtic, Persian, or Greek. Written down in the Middle Ages before King Arthur.
Painting to the left: John William Waterhouse, Tristan and Isolde with the Potion, Wikipedia Commons, 1916.
This year is all about the elements.
The elements of writing: CQC- commentary, quotes, citations; MLA; and depth.
The elements of stories: allusions, symbols, and other literary devices.
For this essay we are combining all those into one.
What do the elements-- water, fire, air, and earth-- represent
and what do they tell us about our legendary heroes and about ourselves?
This is a partner essay, so that you may have built in conversations and editing support. :)
Due on Turnitin.com 3/23
What does Camelot represent and how does the fire imagery forge its meaning? How does it mean more than a love story, a knight story, etc. when we look at the symbols for ourselves?
Mini-essay: MLA- A thesis, a body paragraph (3 quotes), works cited.
Again you may use significant outside sources to corroborate your ideas (religious texts, etc.). Work with the same partner (unless you want to work alone).
(If you used fire for Tristan and Isolde, use something else.)
Keep in mind that we will put all the Heroes and Legends : The Four Elements
pieces together for a complete essay.
Mini-Essay with partner (or alone if preferred)
MLA- A thesis, a body paragraph (3 quotes).
How does the water (or fire) imagery express the true meanings of Tristan and Isolde ?
How does it mean more than a love story, a knight story, etc. when we look at the symbols for ourselves?
Use Tristan and Isolde. You may also use any other source to compare or support.
Turn into Google Classroom: 2/9.