Unit 4:

The Anti-Hero

What can the complexity of an anti-hero teach me about my own humanity?
~ 23 days

Unit 4 focuses students’ analysis on the moral complexity that is developed in characters over the course of a plot. Students will explore the intricate layers of the anti-hero- a character that lies somewhere between the points of a “hero” and a “villain” on the heroic scale. They will formulate their own questions using the Four Questions Protocol and debate this character's morality through a Socratic Seminar. This unit revisits literary analysis and begins to prep students using the cold-read assessment of the Text Analysis Essay. By the end of the unit, students will be creative with content and demonstrate their knowledge of the anti-hero by applying it to a real-world figure and arguing that he/she is deserving of empathy.  


Unit Outline

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