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erika steinger

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Greek Tragedy

Tragic hero
Person of noble birth
Has heroic qualities
Doomed to destruction and suffering
Tragic flaw
Hubris: excessive pride
Hero creates his/her own downfall
Experiences redemption
Character Motivations
Do Now
Get your Springboard book, then copy down the EQ and the word of the day
Respond to the following prompt in your notebook.
Imagine that someone close to you got together with another close friend's boyfriend/girlfriend. Would you "op"? Why/why not?
tuesday, march 24th
Character Motivations
Each group will be responsible for analyzing a different character
Read the character sketch for your assigned character
Analyze your character's motivations by filling out the graphic organizer on page 249
Take note of how your character's feelings might affect their actions
Greek Drama
Family Background
Daughter of Jocasta and Oedipus
Leaves Thebes with Oedipus and her sister
Her two brothers fight to the death for the kingship
Oedipus' brother, Creon, becomes king
Creon declares that only one of the brothers is to have a proper burial, while the other is left to be scavenged by animals
Write a TEXAS paragraph addressing the following prompt:
How can a character's motivations work to advance the plot?
Use a character from the graphic organizer as evidence
Based on Greek mythology
"Release of emotional tension to cleanse the spirit"
Deeper understanding of life
Emotional rollercoaster
Horrible truth
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