Are you a hero or a villain? For many lifetimes, authors and poets have used heroes and villains to tell us about human struggle and triumph. Sometimes, characters are complex, and can have both heroic and villainous characteristics. Can we learn something 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 will map the structure of the hero’s journey and consider the reasoning behind using superhuman characters. By 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
About Online ExplorSchool
For Students In Grades 5 – 8
MITY’s Online ExplorSchool provides bright students with the opportunity to explore a topic of interest with similarly motivated peers. The goal is to keep students challenged and engaged as they build, create, and solve real world problems. Each class features a variety of activities that take students away from a screen as they use their hands to design and construct. Importantly, students also have opportunities to socialize with their peers through non-academic activities.