Ms. Gokturk


To Hades and Back: Creative Writing for Review


Please write a colorful first person account of your descent to Hades, through Hades and your return.† Your narrative follows the Monomyth Heroís Journey. Separation, Descent, Trials, EmergenceÖ The narrator could be a celebrity or historical figure, a fictional character, or any likely character weíve met so far.


Use the details of the Hades landscape. Try to reveal as many of the details as possible. Stay in the colorful voice you created.


Incorporate not only the notes from our Walk Through Hades, but also find ways to include the Venus & Adonis story, the Orpheus and Eurydice story, Hades vocabulary, Cybele and Attis, and/or Demeterís mourning.


Use the present tense or the past tense.† Whichever you choose, please be consistent.


Dialogue is nice but not required.


Use sensory description so we feel, see, smell, and hear what itís like in Hades.


Organize into paragraphs.†


You may write chronologically if you like.


Your goal is to create a dominant impression based on your interpretation of the Underworld.


One page single spaced, please. Thatís the minimum.