An introduction to the Byronic Hero. This is a focus on the TRAITS of the Byronic Hero -- NOT of Lord Byron. Honestly, it takes a fun look at how today we still admire and like the Byronic Hero -- even if they don't seem to be the nicest people around! It should produce some laughs.
Modern day examples are worked in along with the premise of "dating" a Byronic Hero. I use this in connection with the Byronic Hero Worksheet and Poems (However, these traits would work with any work involving a Byronic Hero.)
PS: There is a slide that compares the "Beowulf Hero" and the "Gawain Hero" to the "Byronic Hero." This is how our unit is built, but feel free to delete that one if they are works you do not read,