After re-reading (and yes, I do expect you to actually re-read it) chapter one of How to Read Literature Like a Professor, list the five things involved in a quest. Choose a quest you've read about in a book or seen in a movie and identify those five elements of that quest. Each explanation should be approximately 2-5 sentences (remember, length is not so much important as getting your full point across is).
This blog is due no later than 8am Monday. I suggest doing this before reading Beowulf. Here is the rest of your homework for the weekend, in case you didn't see it on the fb page.
Homework over the weekend:
1. DO THIS FIRST: Reread How to Read Literature Like a Professor. Respond to SHORT blog.
2. Read AND ANNOTATE Beowulf lines 1-300 (page 3-21).
Pay special attention to kennings, caesura, characteristics of the Anglo-Saxon man, traits of an epic hero, elements of epic poetry, themes we discussed in class, etc.
3. Study your epic vocabulary. Be prepared for a quiz.
I know this seems like a lot of work for the weekend, but if you really look at it, this should take an hour at most. Being prepared on Monday will allow for us to have a fuller and more informed discussion on Monday. SO PLEASE, for my sake and the sake of your classmates, come prepared to class on Monday! Don't procrastinate on this and you may actually find it enjoyable.