Can someone be both a hero AND a villain? For many lifetimes, authors, poets and graphic artists have used heroes and villains to tell us about human struggle and triumph. What can we learn about ourselves from these characters? In this class, we will delve into the archetypes of the hero and villain across time periods and cultures. We’ll follow “The Hero’s Journey” and consider the reasoning behind superhuman characters. Using close reading, group discussions, and writers’ workshops, we will analyze and create stories that explore heroes’ faults and villains’ unexpected virtues.
Writers’ Workshop: Heroes and Villains
For Rising 6th – 8th Grade Students
Your Summer of Discovery Awaits
MITY’s ExplorSchool provides rising 6th-8th grade students a unique opportunity to investigate new topics and dive deeper into their passions at a level that is challenging and motivating. Intellectually curious students take two classes, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, enabling them to explore different disciplines, experience things that are not possible within a normal school setting, and forge new friendships.