EN 225 Bowie State University The Heros Journey in Shrek The Movie Essay



Your final project for the semester will demonstrate your close reading and analysis skills, your understanding of the concepts related to heroism and ethics that we covered this semester through the books and movies we studied, and your ability to organize and communicate your own ideas clearly in writing. Please read the instructions carefully to make sure you meet all of the requirements and ask if you have questions about anything.

Choose a hero or superhero, find out more about them, and write an essay that analyzes them using some of the concepts we studied this semester (like the hero’s journey or ethical positions). I encourage you to choose a hero we haven’t discussed in class – there are so many interesting ones! Here’s a very brief list to start your thinking: Shrek (hero or antihero?), Anna and/or Elsa from Frozen, Merida from Brave, any of several characters from Star Trek, Aang from Avatar, Naruto, WandaVision, Katniss from Hunger Games, etc.