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22 nd September 2009 Quest Narratives Watch the trailer for ‘Merlin’. List two similarities you think you can identify between the stories of Merlin and Beowulf http: //www. bbc. co. uk/programmes/b 00 mjm 01 Watch the trailer for ‘Merlin’. List two similarities you think you can identify between stories of Merlin and Beowulf Where there anythe differences?
Learning Objectives To understand what a Quest Narrative is and why they have popular appeal; To work collaboratively in order to identify some examples of Quest Narratives and some of their conventions; Success Criteria: You will discuss the meaning of the words ‘quest’ and ‘narrative’; You will work in groups in order to think of examples of texts that might be Quest Narratives; You will discuss the characters, setting and actions of the examples you have thought of creating a list of the common ones; You will think about the reasons audiences enjoy this type of text; You will work successfully in your groups using good team working skills.
Merlin and Beowulf are examples of Quest Narratives
What do these words mean?
A quest is a journey/adventure which a protagonist (hero) collects objects/clues or fights to overcome challenges and achieve a meaningful goal. A narrative is a story. . so a ‘Quest narrative’ is the story of a quest. In your groups can you think of any other Quest Narratives? You have 2 minutes!
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Conventions are what we call the common elements of a genre or style of writing. What do we think the conventions of Quest Narratives are? In your groups, write a list of reasons why you think audiences enjoy quest narratives
One reason audiences enjoy quest narratives Two conventions of a quest narrative Three quest narratives