Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Blog assignment--creative piece

As you finish reading Grendel, choose one of the following options for your next blog post. Write a piece of at least two paragraphs, let's say around 400 words, on one of the following "creative" options:

Write a "survivor's" account of one of Grendel's attacks, from the point of view of someone who was there and lived to tell about it. (Keep the blood and gore within bounds on this one, and concentrate on the experience and emotions of the survivor). Alternative version of this piece: write a newspaper reporter's account of the attack, after having interviewed a couple of the survivors.

Create an internal monologue for Wealtheow about her new life as Hrothgar's wife, using some of the hints Grendel gives us in his thoughts about her. (an internal monolog is a character's unspoken thoughts)

What would Unferth write in his diary (assuming a strapping young warrior such as he has one) after having met Grendel and Beowulf within a few weeks of each other?

Write 20 or so lines of the Shaper's poetic account of the final battle between Grendel and Beowulf. (Remember, 4 or so strong beats per line, some alliteration in each line, no rhyme.)

Due for class 19, Thursday October 4 or Friday, October 5, depending on section. Team members will write comments once these pieces are posted. Don't be late.