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Wednesday, April 22nd

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erika steinger

on 22 April 2015

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Transcript of Wednesday, April 22nd

during reading
Tragic Hero?
Do Now
Take a copy of the quiz and the story from the front of the room. You have the next 10 minutes to work.
When you finish, copy down the EQ and the word of the day, then answer the following question in your notebook:
Can a hero be flawed? Explain your answer and give an example if possible.
Tragic Hero
A noble character with potential for greatness, but self-destructs for a greater good
Hamartia: aka tragic flaw; leads to his/her downfall
Perpeteia: reversal of fortune, is brought about by the tragic flaw
Anagnorisis: hero makes a critical discovery
Nemesis: fate that cannot be reversed
Catharsis: tone (fear or pity) that the audience is left with after the hero's fall
Annotate the text with evidence of Oedipus as a tragic hero
Look for the steps that a tragic hero typically goes through
Generate your own questions based on the text
Is Oedipus a tragic hero?
Why or why not?
Does he exhibit the traits of a tragic hero?
Are any characters from "Antigone" a tragic hero?
Wednesday, April 22nd
Happy Earth Day!
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