Access the “Tools for Analyzing Myths” handouts.
Read the directions and select two of the available “Tools.”
Consider an analysis using each tool. Remember that this is an opportunity to practice writing and analyzing before submitting the “Here’s what know” (analysis) paper.
Analyze cultural values and principles expressed in a myth.
Consider important differences and/or similarities among myths and draws conclusions regarding themes and characteristics.
Study the origin and development of nature and the universe as understood by the science of the time.
Explore a unique interpretation of a myth based on textual evidence. Make a claim.
Analyze what it means to be human in relationship to their society and environment (human condition).
Consider the struggles a character must overcome in order to mature and succeed in its society (human nature).
Explore standards of admission into a group and their collective behavior.