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Beowulf: A Selfish and Selfless Hero

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Iwonka Derbiszewski

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Beowulf: A Selfish and Selfless Hero
Choosing Beowulf
- Universality of Heroes

- "The" Hero

- Religious/Cultural Influence


Prior Knowledge
-
Childhood Stories

- Biblical Influence


My First Question
- Who is worthy enough?


Selfish vs. Selfless
Selfish:
"Concerned chiefly with one’s own personal profit or pleasure"
- Oxford Dictionary

Selfless:
"Concerned more with the needs and wishes of others than with one’s own"
- Oxford Dictionary
Transformation
Introduction Activity:
Name a hero
Biblical Hero Representatives:
- Jesus:

- Moses:
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- “[Hero’s] journey”
(Campbell)
- Proclaim/Spread the word of God
Greek Hero Representatives:
- Odysseus:

- Antigone:
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- “[Hero’s] journey”
(Campbell)
- Warrior Culture
Significance of Research and Beowulf


- Who is selfish and selfless?


Generated Question
- What is selfish and selfless?


Generated Question
- Who is Beowulf?


Warrior Culture
Honor
Winning
Selfish Motives
Christian Influence
Sent by God
Reliance
- Hrothgar
- Acting selfishly
- Rewarded by God
- Bringing him to his people
- Personal
- Stuffed Animal Lion
- Literal Influence
- The extremes
- Hope
Works Cited
"Athena and Beowulf - Google Search." Athena and Beowulf - Google Search. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2014.
Website

"Beowulf - Google Search." Beowulf - Google Search. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2014.

"Beowulf and Campbell." Teaching College English Beowulf and Campbell Comments. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2014.

"Google Image Result for." Google Image Result for. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2014.
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