Answer the following:
- What are the qualities necessary for someone to be considered a hero? Be specific! (This may be a list)
- List several examples from either people you personally know, or those in movies and film, or that you have heard about/read about in various media sources.
- Choose one and write a paragraph about why they fit the definition you gave in #1, or why nobody fits that list.
Next, students are given a packet with two articles and follow up questions. The students are reading up on the author Homer and what creates an epic hero. They will do the close reading exercise, utilized all semester. After each close reading, students will answer the follow up questions.