Epic Hero Activator Worksheet

Epic Hero Activator Worksheet
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Hercules as Epic Hero

Epic Hero: Definition and Activities

Lesson Plans by Rebecca Ray

Protagonists come in many varieties. Some are relatable and easy to identify with. Others are constantly struggling and easy to sympathize with. An archetypal protagonist is the "Epic Hero", a character with impressive qualities who completes awe-inspiring deeds. This lesson helps students identify and understand the epic hero in literature.


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Storyboard Description

Help students answer "What is an epic hero?" with examples they know already! This epic hero graphic organizer template can get them started!

Storyboard Text

  • Name Date
  • Epic Hero Activator Worksheet
  • List characters that fall into each category (heroes, villains, and epic heroes) that you know from literature, TV, and movies.
  • Based on your list, create your own definition of this type of character using common attributes they possess. What defines heroes, villains, and epic heroes?
  • WHAT IS A HERO?
  • HEROES
  • WHAT IS A VILLAIN?
  • VILLAINS
  • WHAT IS AN EPIC HERO?
  • EPIC HEROES
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