This is my interpretation of Mothman. I am no artist but after weeks of researching and reading about the mythical monster, this is my interpretation of what it may look like. I used a pencil because he was often described as gray or black, I would imagine the whole body is however I did not color in the body to show the linings of the wings and legs. He was described to have slender legs and a huge wingspan. I shaped the head almost alien-like but also like a moth, slightly triangular.
This week I wrote my first draft of my paper about Mothman. I had a general idea of what I was going to write about and the organization of my materials but like most cases, my plan was not perfect. I faced failure with the use of my sources as well as change-ups in sources.
For example, I did not use every source as planned. For one source I highlighted a ton of information, however, I used none of it and went an entirely new direction with my material.
Habit of mind: Creativity
I was able to organize my paper using an essential habit of mind: creativity. Creativity was necessary because I had to organize and reorganize then write and rewrite my paper based on how my mind though it would best fit into a creative paper.
My paper goes as follows:
- An introduction to the story of Mothman
- How the story spread about the city/country
- Explanations to what the creature may have actually been (why he doesn't exist)
- An incident that may be linked to Mothman
- Why we love monsters and why we want to so badly believe Mothman is real and had an important role in his appearances
Overall I am very happy with the topic I chose because it was interesting to research and also to figure out how to use the topic in a paper. I though the way I referred to the Silver Bridge tragedy and Mothman as a prophecy made the paper that much more interesting.