Monday, November 26. Warm Up: Clear your desk! Take out a pen or pencil. Make sure you have a prompt AND an essay document. Homework: Bring any of MY books back that you are finished reading. MUST return before you leave for Christmas!!!! New Vocab Will Be Given Out Tomorrow!.
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Monday, November 26
19 days until Christmas Break!!!!
Tuesday, November 27
18 days until Christmas Break!!!!
Wednesday, November 28
17 days until Christmas Break!!!!
Laius and Jocasta have a baby son (Oedipus) whom they plan to kill. The royal shepherd is ordered to dispose of the child on Mt. Cithaeron. Instead he gives Oedipus to the royal Corinthian shepherd.
The Royal Corinthian Shepherd takes the child back to the childless king and queen of Corinth (Polybus and Merope), who adopt him.
At about the age of 18, at a dinner party, one of Oedipus' friends makes a rude remark about his not being a real Corinthian but only adopted. Oedipus is shocked and shamed, and goes off to Delphi to ask Apollo about the truth.
Thursday, November 29
16 days until Christmas Break!!!!
Verbal Irony: words are used to suggest the opposite of what is meant. (Sarcasm)
Situational Irony: an event occurs that directly contradicts what is expected to happen.
Dramatic Irony: contradiction between what a character thinks and what the reader knows to be true.
- NOT visual or tangible.
-A character dealing with mixed feelings or emotions.
A struggle that takes place in a character’s mind.
Man vs. Man Man vs. Environment
Friday, November 30
Turn in vocab homework!
In journal: Can you solve the riddle of the Sphinx?
What goes on four legs in the morning, on two legs at noon, and on three legs in the evening?
(morning, noon, and night are metaphors)
In Greek mythology, the Sphinx sat outside of Thebes and asked this riddle of all travelers who passed by. If the traveler failed to solve the riddle, then the Sphinx killed him/her. And if the traveler answered the riddle correctly, then the Sphinx would destroy herself.
15 days until Christmas Break!!!!
In Greek tradition, it has the body of a lion, the wings of a great bird, and the face of a woman.
She is mythicized as treacherous and merciless.
Those who cannot answer her riddle suffer a fate typical in such mythological stories, as they are killed and eaten by the monster.
Greek Sphinx vs. Egyptian Sphinx
Unlike the Greek sphinx, which was a woman, the Egyptian sphinx is typically shown as a man.
In addition, the Egyptian sphinx was viewed as kind in contrast to the wicked Greek version.