Lesson: Impact of the Middle Ages



In this lesson, you will review the impact of the Middle Ages on literature. You will distinguish between the different qualities of an epic hero and analyze the role that the feudal system played on the development of literature. 

As you complete this lesson, consider the essential questions. By the end of the lesson, you should be able to provide a detailed explanation to these questions.

How did the Middle Ages impact literature and society?
What role does an epic hero play in literature?

By the end of this lesson, you will be able to: 

  • describe the impact of the Middle Ages on literature
  • describe characteristics of an epic hero

Download the Vocabulary Chart. As you complete each lesson, look for the key terms. Add the terms to your Vocabulary Chart. You may use context clues or the Glossary to help you define the terms. Then, write or draw an example to help you remember what each of these terms mean.

  • epic hero
  • feudalism