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Extra Credit

Beowulf Extra Credit Project

There have been several major movie versions of “Beowulf”.  If you are interested in extra credit for viewing one, please follow the guidelines below:

  • A formal essay with thesis, paragraphs, primary text support/evidence, and citations.
  • Typed, MLA
    • How long should it be?
      • As long as it needs to be to address the below with control and support.  Not more than 10 pages please.
    • Works cited- movie, YouTube, or whatever source you use to see it
    • Check the 8th Ed. for guidelines
  • Content should include:
    • The movie’s relationship to the text (the written version we covered in class) in terms of
      • Plot
      • Any changes that were made
      • What effects the changes had on the movie
    • Elements of staging, costuming, portrayal of the monsters
      • How did people/monsters look?
      • How did the setting look?
      • Was this close to the original text descriptions?
    • Characterization and the depiction of the relationships between:
      • Hrothgar and Beowulf
      • Unferth and Beowulf
      • Beowulf and Wiglaf
      • The Danes and the Geats
      • Beowulf and each of the monsters
        • The death of each of the three monsters
      • Beowulf’s heroism and leadership

You should turn this in to Ms. Carter by 3:30 PM on December 1, 2017.