This is a chart (two columns and seven rows) that requires students to list heroic traits of Beowulf, and Anglo-Saxon culture, and compare/contrast them to traits that we associate with the heroic ideal today.
The idea is for them to record quotes from the text that match up with the characteristics listed in the first column. Then, they provide examples of how these characteristics apply (if they do) to current times in the second column.
An instructor could easily turn the two questions at the bottom of the sheet into a great class discussion or an analytical essay.
This chart could also be adapted for other stories/heroic characters as well!
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