More figurative language…
Scholars will finish Oedipus and then compose a letter of speech about the play.
Welcome back to class, everyone! I hope your week has started off well 🙂
Today we’re going to finish reading Oedipus the King, the same way we’ve been reading it so far. Afterwards, I’d like you guys to do a short writing assignment before we review our figurative language. Here’s the deal, and… guess what! You have a choice!!
Option A: Pretend you are Oedipus. Before you blind yourself, write a letter to the people of Thebes explaining what has happened. Do you feel guilty? Should you have listened to the prophet? What advice do you have for the people you used to rule? How are you going to punish yourself for what you’ve done and why? Give me 2-4 paragraphs, and don’t forget to put it in letter format!
Option B: We talked several times about the tragic flaw (hamartia) in Oedipus, which, in this case, was hubris. Hubris is an extreme pride and way of thinking that you’re better than everyone else or exempt from the same restraints as everyone else. How would the story of Oedipus differed if he had not had this tragic flaw? Write a summary in 2-4 paragraphs where you explain how Oedipus the King would have turned out if he had not had this tragic flaw.
A man is pushing his car along the road when he comes to a hotel. He shouts, “I’m bankrupt!” Why?
Letters will be graded for RL.9-10.2: Analysis
Length can be varied, student choice in the letter/speech assignment.