Course Length: Full Year
Prerequisite: English 11
This course will address elements of heroism as protagonists overcome the conflicts and difficulties inherent in their worlds. As men and women strive to find their identities and foster a sense of dignity and self-worth, they must overcome obstacles and forge ahead utilizing their inner strengths. Some find their own, quiet ways of persevering, whereas others are more overt. The recent focus on respect, bullying, and harassment has revealed that not all opportunities to “stand up and be counted” are realized, casting a shadow on the inner strengths of perpetrators and bystanders, and leaving victims wondering where to turn. How the inner strengths of all parties emerge will be a focus of the course.