Character Study Portfolio
You have read many stories involving many characters this
term. Mythology continues to have appeal
to audiences because it addresses universal themes and reveals truths about
Choose a character from the material we read and create a 1st person
point of view portfolio that reveals more to us about the characters as you
have interpreted him/her.
the story through the character’s first person account so the real truth is revealed – the part
omitted in the versions we read.
This enables you to craft the theme to your liking: what do you want the story to reveal
about human nature?
Choose a medium:
Portfolio (Like E! True Hollywood
Story or a 20/20 or Dateline Interview)
Choose a time for the
your narrative occur before
events we read, during, or some
time after? Or does the
narrative follow the character through all stages?
Choose a setting:
the story so it becomes more accessible to modern audiences.
the story in ancient times.
- Mt. Olympus? Schreiber? Where?
Your written portfolio
alternative story (you might re-write a part of the story in 1st
person or the entire story): this serves as the rationale to your
portfolio. Provide enough detail to give a clear and interesting
understanding of the real story.
Go further than Hamilton
did – it’s 1st person after all!
- 1 opinion
column (600-1000 words); have a clear position that you defend
letter to a character or god: let out your raw emotions
- 1 poem
or song: make us feel for you
cover with an illustration of some sort: Title, name, date
is a solo project
Your video portfolio
same elements as above, adapted to an interview format: the real story,
opinion on an issue/event/topic, a direct address to another
character/god, poem or song recited, costumes, and a clear title and
credit “slide” that helps make the piece look like a real television
clips: it should look as close to professional as possible!
may work in groups of 3 or less for this option
What we covered this semester:
Olympian Gods and Their Tales
- The Bacchae
- Daedalus and Icarus
- Pyramus and Thisbe
Myths: Narcissus, Adonis, Hyacinth
Tales: Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Maiden without Hands