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Beowulf Final Project (12A)

Due: October 3rd, 2013 Purpose: For this assessment, you will need to demonstrate your understanding of archetypes and how perspective can influence the way an archetype/character may seem. Directions: Choose an archetype that appears in Beowulf and show that archetype from a different perspective. Imagine your character from a different point of view in the book and demonstrate how this alters the way the audience sees that archetype. Your project should characterize the archetype and answer the following questions: Who is the character and what is its archetype in Beowulf? Where is the proof of this archetype in the text? What is the perspective from which the archetype is being viewed in your project? How does the archetype here differ from in the original epic? How does the change in perspective alter the way the audience views that archetype? How does perspective shape what we see? Why is it important?

Format: You may choose to complete this assignment in number of ways: 1. Visual Presentations (piece of art, book cover, book advertisement, twitter feed, etc)Visual presentations must express both the characters archetype and the perspective in a visual way. Any visual piece must be accompanied by a 150-350 word explanation of what is taking place in the image and how the image answers the questions above. 2. Performance Presentations (song, skit, poetry reading, commercial, etc)Performance presentations must answer the questions above in a performance to the class. For any performance presentation, a script must be submitted to the teacher along with a 150-350 word explanation of what is taking place in the performance and how it answers the questions above. **Performances for this assignment may be performed live or prerecorded. If they are prerecorded, they must be turned in by October 2nd to be sure they are able to be played in class. 3. Presentation of Writing (essay, poem, book review, scene rewrite, etc)- Writing presentations can either be in the form of the traditional analytical paper (MLA format) or can be presented as another, nontraditional piece of writing that shows the archetype from a different perspective. Any writing assignment must be 400-900 words in length and must answer the questions above.

Presentation: All projects will be presented in class during a three minute time slot on either 10/3 or 10/4 (regardless of presentation date, all assignments must be turned in by 10/3). Presentations will

be a part of the final project grade and will be judged based on clarity and professionalism. 4 Is the project complete? The project meets word count requirements and all components are present and complete. 3 The projects word count is slightly too short (by 50 words for a written presentation or 25 words for the written component of a visual or performance presentation) but all components of the project are present. 2 The projects word count is too short or too long (by 100 words for a written presentation or 50 words for the written component of a visual or performance presentation) but all components of the project are present. The presentation looks slightly rushed or sloppy and/or there are 5-6 spelling/ grammatical/ mechanical errors. The student does not address one of the questions at all or most of them are not answered in enough detail and with textual support. The project briefly explains why perspective is important. The presentation did not show much planning on the part of the 1 The projects word count is too short or too long (by 150 words for a written presentation or 75 words for the written component of a visual or performance presentation) and/or a component of the project is missing.

Is the project neat and free of errors?

The presentation is polished and has one or fewer spelling/ grammatical/ mechanical errors. The student answers all six questions in the prompt in detail and with textual support. The project explains why perspective is important in some way.

The presentation is polished and there are 2-4 spelling/ grammatical/ mechanical errors.

The presentation is extremely sloppy and/or has more than 6 spelling/ grammatical/ mechanical errors.

Are the questions answered?

The student answers all six questions in the prompt, but one or two are not developed/ answered in adequate detail and with textual support. The project briefly explains why perspective is important. The presentation showed some prior planning/ organization but a

The student does not address two or more questions. The project does not explain the importance of perspective at all.

Is the presentation clear and professional?

The presentation showed prior planning/

The presentation was obviously not planned prior to class and was

organization. The student was both clear and professional and filled his or her time.

few parts were unclear. For the most part, the student was professional but the presentation was slightly too long or too short.

student and was unclear. The student may have shown a lack of professionalism and the presentation was either far too short or too long.

extremely difficult to follow. The student was not professional and the presentation was nowhere near the required three minutes.