World Lit: Death of Hector Essay, Day 1


  • 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.

Let’s make a quick venn diagram comparing the book and the movie – specifically the death of Hector in each telling!

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 turned in tomorrow by the end of class!

Trade papers with a friend and give each other some constructive feedback 🙂

Summative (Essay)

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