Lesson: Impact of the Middle Ages

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The Middle Ages was a thousand-year span of incredible events that had a major impact on literature of the time. Changes in rulers, battles over land, and religious influences gave writers plenty to put down on paper. The Middle Ages saw the development of the epic hero, the heralded winner of battles or overcomer of challenges in a story, capable of deeds of great strength and courage.

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

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