And we're off!
I hope everyone had a great weekend and is as excited as I am to get started.
Keep in mind that your summer reading is due September 27th. It is your first test grade in this course...make it a good one!!!
You're probably sitting there thinking " How can a poem written over 1000 years ago relate to my life?" It's simple! Think of every superhero/action movie you've seen. In this poem, Beowulf is a famous knight who comes to town to fight off an evil demon, Grendel. How is that not like any movie featuring superheroes like Batman, The Avengers, Spiderman or Superman?!
Back when Beowulf was written, there were no cell phones or computers or any means of writing down the tale. It is considered oral tradition. People would sit around and tell tales night after night. These tales would be passed down from family to family through generations! It's kind of like the game "Telephone" we used to play as a kid. I pose this question to you: How accurate is the epic poem, Beowulf, now that we know it was created through oral tradition?
Keep in mind that a vocab quiz can POP up at any time!
Enjoy the week!