World Lit: Death of Hector Comparison Essay!


  • ELAGSE9-10RL1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE9-10RL3 Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE9-10RL7 Analyze the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums (e.g., Auden’s poem “Musée de Beaux Arts” and Breughel’s painting Landscape with the Fall of Icarus), including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment. Georgia ELA

Students will be able to analyze the similarities and differences in the two artistic representations of the Death of Hector we have studied as a class.

Grab a laptop! We are going to start the day by quickly re-watching the Death of Hector scene from Troy, and then I’m going to quickly review how to set up your paper in MLA format, just in case you’ve forgotten either of those things.

Work Session

Your goal today is to compose an essay in which you compare and contrast the two Deaths of Hector we have read/watched in class. In a well organized essay of about 500 words, consider the two artistic interpretations of Hector’s death. What was emphasized or absent in each treatment? Why do you think that is? Why did the directors of the movie Troy choose a much different way for Hector to die than what happened in The Iliad?

Your essay should explain the differences in the two scenes AND (more importantly) analyze WHY they are so different.

You’ll have all day in class to work on this. It needs to be uploaded to the class Google Drive by Tuesday, when you return from Labor Day weekend.

Let’s review how to upload the essay to Google Drive one more time, in case anyone has forgotten!

Summative (Essay)

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