Beowulf Badge:
1) Beowulf is an incredible warrior. He is strong and courageous and we learn this when he retells the story of his swimming match against Breca. During his race, he is attacked by many sea monsters. Beowulf manages to fight off the sea monsters, but loses the race. Although he loses, he still has pride in himself for defeating the sea monsters and finishing the race. Beowulf is asked by Hrothgar to rid them of their monster problem and, of course, Beowulf obliges. He easily defeats both Grendel and Grendel’s mother. These two wins give him a good reputation amongst Hrothgar’s people and Beowulf eventually becomes king. Unfortunately, Beowulf is not very good at being king. He tries to keep being a warrior during his reign and picks a fight with a dragon who just so happens to be hoarding a lot of gold. Beowulf loses this fight as well as his life, leaving his people without a king and susceptible to attack.
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Each picture depicts Beowulf in the same light. Beowulf is fairly muscular with long hair, armor, a sword, some sort of head piece, and a menacing look on his face. Beowulf is described (along with the rest of his troop) as wearing silver armor that glitters in the sun. Beowulf also often has a sword. As far as his body type, it is not explicitly stated that he is HUGE and muscular, but it can be assumed since he is a well-known warrior. Warriors also have to lug around pretty heavy swords which requires them to be strong.

3) SnapGuide Link:
https://snapguide.com/guides/be-beowulf-75/#published

Green Knight Badge
1) The Green Knight is a spooky looking guy. He is glowing green and rides a green horse. He challenges King Arthur’s court to show him how tough they are. When King Arthur is the only one to stand up to accept the challenge, Gawain steps up and takes his King’s place. The Green Knight allows Gawain to deal him one strike and in one year, the Green Knight will be able to give Gawain the same strike. One year later, Gawain is on the way to complete his challenge and he gets invited to stay at a Lord’s house. Little does Gawain know, the Lord is *gasp* the Green Knight. The Green Knight gives Gawain another challenge: whatever the lord (Green Knight) catches on his hunt, he will give to Gawain and whatever Gawain gets at the castle, he will give to the lord (Green Knight). Long story short, Gawain is given a green belt by the lord’s wife which has the power to keep him from dying. Since he doesn’t want to die, he does not give the belt to the lord. The Green Knight determines that since Gawain only wanted to save his life, the hit he will receive will only scar him and not kill him. The Green Knight shows both power and mercy in the story.
2) The Axe: The Green Knight’s strength. He rides his horse into King Arthur’s Court with no fear and challenges them all by himself. He is fearless.

The Holly Sprig: The Green Knight’s mercy. The Green Knight spares Gawain because he recognizes him as a good person and knight.

A Green Chapel: The Green Knight’s power. He is able to have his head cut off and can hold it in his hands while it continues to talk. The color green represents the Green Knight’s powers and the chapel represents not only where Gawain goes to meet him, but also where his powers might come from: a higher being.
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Screen Shot 1: "'See, Gawain, that you carry out your promise exactly, And search for me truly, sir, until I am found, As you have sworn in this hall in the hearing of these knights. Make your way to the Green Chapel, I charge you, to get Such a blow as you have dealt, rightfully given, To be readily returned on New Year's Day.'"
Screen Shot 2: "It is a symbol that Soloman designed long ago As an emblem of fidelity, and justly so; For it is a figure consisting of five points, Where each line overlaps and locks into another, And the whole design is continuous, and in England is called Everywhere, I am told, the endless knot."
Screen Shot 3: "You have so cleanly confessed yourself, admitted your fault, And done honest penance on the edge of my blade. I declare you absolved of that offence and washed as clean As if you had never transgressed since the day you were born."

The Pilgrim Badge
1) Chaucer does not seem to judge his pilgrims. He gives their introductions neutrally, but tells it how it is. If someone does bad, shady, or negative things he tells of the things they do. If someone does good, kind, or positive things he tells of the things they do. He leaves nothing out and does not talk down upon the pilgrims who do bad things. He does, however, admire the characters who are good. He does not admire the characters who are bad. Good characters, in his eyes, are the ones who are friends of the church or just generally do good things. Bad characters lie and steal and cheat and harm others against the standard of what is okay.
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3) My personal pilgrimage would be to Greece. I have loved Greece since 5th grade when I had to do a project on a country and its history. I focused on the ancient Gods and Goddesses and every since have been in love with Greek mythology. The sights are so beautiful and it is so different from what the United States looks like. While other countries obviously look different, I like Greece because I have no connection to it. I am not Greek, I have no Greek friends, and the only thing I know about Greek food is Kalamata Olives. A personal pilgrimage for me would have to be a learning experience. I would want to learn as much as I could about the culture, the language, and obviously the food. Greece may have a completely tanked economy, but poverty does not make anything any less beautiful. Greece accepted refugees when they had nowhere to go. Greece has so much history, how could I not want to go there?

Badges Part 2
To earn Armada Badge:
1) Create a timeline using RWT Timeline with major historical events in the Spanish Armada;
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2) Provide link to or image of timeline on your personal wiki page; (above)
3) Imagine that you are present at Queen Elizabeth’s Speech to the Troops at Tilbury and write a letter home to your family about your reaction to it (include your letter on your page).

Dear family,
I am writing to you in haste from Tilbury. The Queen just gave us a speech which boosted the army’s morale 10 fold. In her speech she said she was going to fight alongside of us. She has placed her trust in us to fight not only for her, but next to her. She is prepared to lay down her life for her God and her subjects. At first, we men looked around at one another with confused looks on our faces. How could a woman possibly fight in battle? As if she had read our mind, she told us that although she was weak physically, the strength in her heart was comparable to that of a king. Even better—she swore to reward us with riches. Now all I have to do is survive the battle and win the war. Pray for the victory of our country and the life of our gracious, brave queen.
Yours, Herald


To earn Mephistopheles Badge:
1) On your personal wiki page, discuss the character of Mephistopheles from Doctor Faustus;
Mephistopheles is a devil who serves Lucifer. Faustus offers Satan his soul in exchange for 24 years of Mephistopheles' service. When Lucifer agrees to the pact, Mephistopheles' service begins. Mephistopheles has to convince Faustus not to repent throughout the play and to instead stick with his pact. His goal is to see Faustus through to the end of his pact and into eternal damnation, but he also is damned. He has lived in Hell and experienced its horrors, yet he still urges Faustus to believe in it. Strangely though, Mephistopheles seems to want a better end for Faustus. When he speaks of his damnation in a well-known passage from the play, he insists he is not free from Hell although he is on Earth with Faustus, "Why this is hell, nor am I out of it. Think'st thou that I, who saw the face of God, and toasted the eternal joys of heaven, am not tormented with ten thousand hells in being deprived of everlasting bliss?" (3, 76-80). Mephistopheles shows regret for not being able to be in heaven after seeing how perfect heaven could be. In a way, he is warning Faustus with all of his details of Hell.

2) Find three different images of representations of this character and discuss them (differences, similarities, connection to original text, etc.) on your page;
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These first two images appear to represent Mephistopheles in his very first appearance in the play, "I charge thee to return, and change thy shape; Thou art too ugly to attend on me: Go, and return an old Franciscan friar; That holy shape becomes a devil best." Since he is a devil who says that he serves Lucifer, we can assume the first two images are created in Lucifer's image. Hell is quite fiery-- this is why the second picture is in flames. The first picture looks to be Mephistopheles flying to Faustus the first time he is summoned. The third picture is Mephistopheles dressed as a Franciscan friar. He is wearing the robes and looks a bit more human than the first two pictures. He still looks to be a bit devilish, which is representative of his character. Although he serves Lucifer, he still warns Faustus about Hell by sharing details about how horrible it is there.

3) Create a SnapGuide of "How to Be Mephistopheles"
https://snapguide.com/guides/be-mephistopheles-38/#published

To earn Poet Badge:
Write three different sonnets. At least one should follow Petrarchan format. At least one should follow Shakespearean format. Post all three on your personal wiki page. For notes on formats, view this image.