Hero, 1st Edition

  • Alexis Burling
  • Published By: ABDO Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1629695904
  • ISBN-13: 9781629695907
  • Grade Level Range: 8th Grade
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released October 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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This title examines the role and theme of the hero archetype in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, To Kill a Mockingbird, 12 Years a Slave, The Scarlet Letter, and Little Women. It features four analysis papers that consider the hero theme, each using different critical lenses, writing techniques, or aspects of the theme. Critical thinking questions, sidebars highlighting and explaining each thesis and argument, and other possible approaches for analysis help students understand the mechanics of essay writing. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Table of Contents

Front Cover._x000D_
Half Title Page._x000D_
Title Page._x000D_
Copyright Page._x000D_
1: Introduction to Themes in Literature._x000D_
2: An Overview of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone._x000D_
3: Harry Potter as Anti-Archetype._x000D_
4: An Overview of to Kill a Mockingbird._x000D_
5: Atticus Finch Moral Compass._x000D_
6: An Overview of 12 Years a Slave._x000D_
7: Northup as Abolitionist Hero._x000D_
8: An Overview of the Scarlet Letter and Little Women._x000D_
9: Feminist Icons._x000D_
Analyze It!._x000D_
Characteristics and Classics._x000D_
Additional Resources._x000D_
Source Notes._x000D_
About the Author._x000D_