Captain America and Venom Compare/Contrast Essay

Captain America and Venom Compare/Contrast Essay


We have come to the end of our hero’s journey Unit and it is now time for you to write a critical literary essay. For this essay, you will compare and contrast the theme of the hero’s journey as seen in both Joe Jonhston’s Captain America: the First Avenger and Ruben Fleischer and Andy Serkis’s Venom.

Specific Requirements

–              All essays should be a minimum of 800 words and a maximum of 1200 words.

–              Must be written in formal academic language e.x. no contractions, no personal pronouns, etc.

–              You must complete an outline and a peer editing session before submitting your final copy (all documents must be submitted together).

–              No plagiarism.

–              No outside sources should be used but you must make a works cited list for the movies and properly use in-text citations when paraphrasing or quoting things from the films.

When making works cited lists for movies you follow this format:

(Director’s last name time) -> (Johnston  1:48:41-1:49:00) or (Ruben Fleischer & Andy Serkis 1:48:41-1:49:00)

You will select ONE of the two questions below.

Question 1: How do Captain America: the First Avenger and Venom illustrate that the hero’s journey is also a journey of self-discovery?

To effectively answer this question consider what the main characters learn about themselves throughout their hero’s journey. You will have to find three common lessons between the two heroes.

Question 2: Are both Venom and Captain America heroes? Explain. In what ways do these two hero’s journeys differ?

To effectively answer this question consider what qualities a hero is supposed to possess and argue how both heroes exhibit these qualities.

Good luck everyone!

The outline on the next page is how your essay should be organized. Use it to ensure that you do not miss any aspect of this essay.

Remember to format your final submissions in the following order:

1.            Good Copy

2.            Peer Editing

3.            Rough Copy

Do not copy any of my sample work.


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