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WORLD LITERATURE NOVEMBER 3, 2011. Choose the best answer for each of the following slides. You only have to write down the question number and the letter, not the actual answer. Which of the following pieces of evidence would best support the idea that Oedipus is a helpful leader?

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world literature november 3 2011
WORLD LITERATURENOVEMBER 3, 2011

Choose the best answer for each of the following slides. You only have to write down the question number and the letter, not the actual answer.

  • Which of the following pieces of evidence would best support the idea that Oedipus is a helpful leader?

a. “I came by, Oedipus the ignorant, and I stopped the Sphinx.”

b. “I grieve for these, my people, far more than I fear for my own life.”

c. “I am ready to help, I’ll do anything.”

d. “My children, I pity you. I see– how

could I fail to see what longings you bring here?”

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WORLD LITERATURENOVEMBER 3, 2011

2. Which of the following explanations best explains what the following quote reveals about Oedipus’ admirable trait: “I am ready to help; I’ll do anything”

  • Since Oedipus claims that he is willing to do anything to help, this reveals that he truly would like to assist in eliminating the plague and that he is a helpful leader who desires to do all that he can for his people.
  • This quote reveals that Oedipus cares deeply about his people and that he feels their pain as they go through this plague. He mourns for them just as much as they mourn.
  • Here, Oedipus is talking to his people and he then tells them that he is concerned about them. He makes Creon go find out what the Oracle says about the plague. Then, he hopes that they will find out how to solve the plague.
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WORLD LITERATURENOVEMBER 3, 2011

3. Which of the following topic sentences would be best to discuss Oedipus’ admirable trait:

  • The first trait that this paragraph will prove is that Oedipus is a helpful king.
  • First of all, he is a very helpful king.
  • The first trait that reveals that Oedipus is a tragic hero is his admirable trait– his helpfulness.
  • First, Oedipus has many traits; some of these traits are noble while some of these traits are hamartias.
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WORLD LITERATURENOVEMBER 3, 2011

4. Now, turn to an elbow partner. For question 4, write down your elbow partner’s name. Then, write down the responses that they got for question 1-3. Example: “Jenny got the following answers: 1) a 2) b 3) a.”

If you have the same answers, okiedokey. If you have different answers, talk about how you arrived at your answer. Summarize your discussion in 1-2 sentences. Then, prepare to share your discussion with the class.

answers
ANSWERS

1. a. “I came by, Oedipus the ignorant, and I stopped the Sphinx.”

b. “I grieve for these, my people, far more than I fear for my own life.”

c. “I am ready to help, I’ll do anything.”

d. “My children, I pity you. I see– how

could I fail to see what longings you bring here?”

2. a. Since Oedipus claims that he is willing to do anything to help, this reveals that he truly would like to assist in eliminating the plague and that he is a helpful leader who desires to do all that he can for his people.

b. This quote reveals that Oedipus cares deeply about his people and that he feels their pain as they go through this plague. He mourns for them just as much as they mourn.

c. Here, Oedipus is talking to his people and he then tells them that he is concerned about them. He makes Creon go find out what the Oracle says about the plague. Then, he hopes that they will find out how to solve the plague.

3. a. The first trait that this paragraph will prove is that Oedipus is a helpful king.

b. First of all, he is a very helpful king.

c. The first trait that reveals that Oedipus is a tragic hero is his admirable trait– his helpfulness.

d. First, Oedipus has many traits; some of these traits are noble while some of these traits are hamartias.

reminders
REMINDERS
  • Health Academy: If you are going to be going to Doctor’s Show tomorrow and are in need of getting food from the cafeteria before we leave: Grab your lunch at 11:00 (bus leaves at 11:15).
  • Period 4: Warm-ups please!
  • Bring textbook all next week.
  • Monday is the last work for October make-up work (for half-credit). This includes essays.
  • If you need to make up the in-class essay, see me after class; don’t forget!
standards
STANDARDS

Reading 3.7: Relate literary works and authors to the major themes and issues of their eras.

ancient china
ANCIENT CHINA

Open your textbook to page 420.

Volunteers to read:

  • Why it Matters
  • The Development of Writing
  • Border Protection
  • The Rule of Emperors
  • The Silk Trade
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ANCIENT CHINA

Now turn to pages 430-431. Let’s read “Connect to Today”

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ANCIENT CHINA

On your own, read over the information for :

  • Historical Highlights (pg. 422-3)
  • People and Society (pg. 424-5)
  • Culture (426-7))

TAKE NOTES and save the notes in your notebook.

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