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By Michael Alexander

Legends from the traditional North: 5 classics of Norse literature that encouraged J. R. R. Tolkien's epic imaginative and prescient within the Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

Legendary delusion author J. R. R. Tolkien spent a lot of his existence learning, translating, and educating the traditional stories of northern Europe at Oxford and drew on them for his personal writing. those epic tales, with their wizards and knights, dragons and trolls, cursed earrings and magic swords, are as attention-grabbing at the present time as they have been hundreds of thousands of yr in the past. examining them brings us as shut as we are going to ever get to the mystical worlds of the Vikings and the origins in their twentieth-century counterpart: Tolkien’s center Earth.

Beowulf tells the epic tale of the heroic Beowulf and his battles, first opposed to the monster Grendel, who laid waste to the fortress of the Danish king Hrothgar, then with Grendel's avenging mom, and eventually with a dragon that threatens to devastate his homeland.

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Grap h element s tha t ar e simila r i n eac h version. For example, you may want to explore five different versions of Snow White from around the world. Vertical heading s for the grap h migh t be : How does this story use a jealous queen i n the plot ? In what wa y i s the beaut y o f the princes s displayed ? How is the princes s harmed b y a jealous stepmother ? What event s at the en d lead to the freeing o f the princess ? Horizontal heading s for the grap h would b e the titles, authors, and countrie s of each o f the stories you have chose n to explore .

They will be responsibl e for sharing with classmates i n the form of a creative presentatio n what they discover . Begin by photocopying an d cutting apart the enchantment card s and putting them into a box or hat. Divide students into groups of three or four. One member from each group draws an enchantment card and brings the card back to the group. After seeing the card , students in the grou p discus s and decid e tw o things about th e objec t o n their card : 1. Student s assig n a magica l propert y t o thei r object .

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