Outline for: Hero Research Essay Purpose



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Outline for: Hero Research Essay

Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is to show that the hero’s journey exists today. Although there are no Sirens or Scyllas to fight, modern day heroes have their own tests they must overcome. Each test teaches your hero a life lesson, and they use the knowledge gained from this to overcome obstacles and better the people, communities, and world around them.

Although your hero may not have experienced EVERY stage of the hero’s journey, they have still completed the basic framework of the hero’s journey we have discussed in class. Find as many similarities as possible. DO NOT just say they did not follow any of the steps of the hero’s journey. You will not receive points for this. In order to work as a hero for this project, your individual must have complete most of the steps of the hero’s journey. They may not have had a “brother battle,” but they perhaps battled with their own fears, or they battled with a parent or friend. Your task is to find as many examples as possible of how your individual embodies a hero.



**When you finish your essay, you may begin working on your presentation. Your presentation will be a short, visual version of your essay. The guidelines for your presentation will be handed out later this week.

Follow the essay format below. If you would like to handwrite your information, there are hard copy notecards available. Otherwise, you will need to access the notecard digital copy on the library’s website.

Introductory Paragraph:

Hook(1-2 sentences): Define what makes a hero. What are heroic actions? What is a hero’s purpose in life?

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Thesis (see handout on thesis statement): What hero will you be discussing in this paper? This should be the last sentence of this paragraph.

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Body Para #1: Topic Sentence- What is the main focus of this paragraph? Tell us about your hero in his or her ordinary world. How were they called to adventure or action? Did they refuse the call? Why? How/why did they answer the call? ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________._____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.

Body Para #2: What is the main focus of this paragraph?(T.S.)? Is there someone who lends guidance to this person? Is there a talisman or particular object or skill that helps this person? What companions help this hero? What threshold does this hero cross? Are there guardians?

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Body Para #3: What is the main focus of this paragraph (T.S.)? This is the road of trials or tests. What specific challenges does the hero face? What special solution (the ultimate boon) does the hero find to combat the problem? Is there a point when the hero gives up hope and when all seems lost? How does your hero get over this obstacle?

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Conclusion: What are some personal accomplishments your hero has achieved? How has the hero conquered life in both the familiar and unfamiliar worlds? Does it appear the problem is at last resolved so that all can live freely? What has your hero created or left behind? How does this person fit your definition of a hero?

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REMEMBER TO KEEP “ME”, “I”, AND “YOU” OUT OF THE ESSAY.

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