This directions sheet explains how to read Beowulf, translated by Burton Raffel, using the Hero's Journey as a vehicle for understanding. Students read passages from Beowulf, identify a passage that relates to the Hero's Journey and analyze poetic
This PowerPoint uses multiple texts and pop culture references to teach Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey. Each slide reviews a chapter or motif from the Hero's Journey using text from Campbell's The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Christopher Vogler's
Directions on how to read Seamus Heaney's translation of Beowulf while looking for connections to the Hero's Journey. Students choose a passage that relates to the Hero's Journey from the text and analyze poetic language and archetypes, as well.