Take Home Midterm. Due , typed, Monday, February
24th at the beginning of class. Do not email me your
Please type your responses to the following questions.
Essay answer (Can be in chart form but remember to name the element of the analysis,
to give the specific part of the story that illustrates the element and to interpret the part
of the story so that you show how it explains/represents the element. You can/should
use specific language form the pink handout.
(5 points each)
1. Explain/analyze elements of Departure and Initiation that illustrate Campbell's
Departure and Initiation phases of The Journey of the Hero for Persephone in Demeter
and Persephone. (do not do the Road of Trials and the Ultimate Boon.)
2. Explain at least five of the specific characteristics that make Loki a trickster.
Remember to do three things, name the trickster element, name the part of the myth,
and then explain why the part of the myth represents the characteristic
3. Analyze Bierlin’s explanations of existence in Gassire’s Lute. Remember to do three
things, name the Bierlin element, name the part of the myth, and then explain why the
part of the myth represents the characteristic.
Extra Credit: (four points)
What are two ways you can analyze King Arthur in terms of the psychological
implications of the behavior of one of the main characters or important symbols and
what they represent?