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world literature november 5 th
WORLD LITERATURENOVEMBER 5TH

Turn in essay revisions. Staple new essay on top of old essay.

Warm-up: Some of the sentences in this paragraph are incomplete sentences. Try to write this paragraph so that it flows well. Fix the incomplete sentences by either a) removing words or b) combining with another sentence.

Due to the fact that Oedipus discovered the truth behind his birth. He gouged out his eyes with pins. While he could have just killed himself. He decided to blind himself to receive the punishment that he thinks he deserves. That Oedipus is a tragic hero. Because his admirable traits turn into flaws. Which causes his downfall.

reminders
REMINDERS
  • No late work from October will be accepted after tomorrow.
    • Drop it off on my desk before class begins tomorrow.
  • Warm-ups please!
standards
STANDARDS

Reading 3.1: Analyze characteristics of subgenres (e.g. tragedies) used in… plays.

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  • Class work:
    • In complete sentences, answer questions three, four, five and eight on page 330.
    • Answer “Literary Analysis: Tragic Hero” (Paired Activity).
    • Answer “Literary Analysis: Dramatic Irony”.
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Take notes on the following. Title them: “Oedipus the King Notes”

  • Hamartia= a term developed by Aristotle that refers to a character’s flaws or errors.
    • Hamartia usually brings about unintentional harm from the character who possesses it.
  • Hubris= excessive pride, haughtiness or arrogance
    • Hubris usually leads to the downfall of the character who possesses it, thus it is a negative trait.
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  • Tragic hero= a dignified or noble character (who is central to the drama) who possesses a tragic flaw (or hamartia) that brings about or contributes to his/her downfall.
    • This tragic flaw may be
      • excessive pride (“hubris”)
      • Poor judgment
      • Weakness
      • Stubbornness
      • An excess of an admirable trait
  • The tragic hero usually recognizes

his/her flaw, but only after it’s too late.

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You will need to prove how Aristotle’s definition of a tragic hero applies to Oedipus.

Based on this definition, what TWO things do you think you will have to prove?

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  • In your thesis, you will have to mention what Oedipus’ admirable qualities are, as well as the tragic flaws that led to his ruin.
    • Body paragraph #1= prove Oedipus’ admirable qualities.
    • Body paragraph #2= prove one of Oedipus’ tragic flaws.
    • Body paragraph #3= prove another one of Oedipus’ tragic flaws.
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Format:

  • Introduction Paragraph:
    • Hook= grab the reader’s attention
    • Explain= explain your attention-grabber and how it applies to the play.
    • Bridge= connect your hook and bridge to your thesis.
    • Thesis= explain what you will prove in your three body paragraphs.
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Format:

  • Body Paragraphs (3 needed):
    • Topic sentence: Mention what you will discuss in this paragraph (admirable trait OR hamartia).
    • Explain: Explain your topic sentence.
    • Evidence: Provide a quote (embedded in a sentence) that proves Oedipus’ quality or flaw.
    • Explain: Explain what this quote proves (about Oedipus.)
    • Evidence: Provide a second quote to prove Oedipus’ quality or flaw.
    • Explain: Explain what this quote proves (about Oedipus.)
    • Wrap-up: State how this paragraph proves your thesis statement (that Oedipus is a tragic hero)
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Format:

  • Conclusion Paragraph:
    • Rephrase thesis: Re-write your thesis in different words.
    • Revisit: Review the main points that you made in essay
    • Apply: Apply what you discussed in this essay to your own life or to humanity.
    • Theme: Leave your reader with a powerful message about the importance of this essay.
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Don’t write this down: Just listen to this brief reminder of writing rules:

Never start a sentence with a quote

Always give in-text citations after quotes

Never say “I,” “me,” “my,” “you,” or “your” if you’re not asked to write about yourself.

Never start a sentence with “And,” “But,” “Because,” “So,” “Well.”

Always write out a number under 100 when it’s in a sentence.

If you’re talking about two people doing something and you’re trying to debate when you use “I/me,” “him/her” or “ he/she,” just remove the other person from the sentence & see which sounds right.

When speaking about something that happened in the past, always use past tense verbs.

“Like if” is not a phrase.

Let’s review dead words and phrases of death!

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Finish your T-chart and study/organize for your test!!!

*Make sure you have page numbers, so you can include in-text citations after giving evidence.