Oedipus Rex Rap
Scholars will read the first half of part II of Oedipus Rex, then finish their poem poster from yesterday.
You guys ready for some more OEDIPUS?! We’re going to continue reading the play to day, starting part II and getting about halfway through it. Let’s review what has happened so far, first…
-What are the horrible things Teiresias claims Oedipus has done?
-How did Oedipus react to these accusations?
-How did Jocasta react to these accusations? How does Jocasta feel about prophets in general?
After we have reviewed what’s going on so far, let’s get into the play and hear the horrible truth as Oedipus discovers it!
Ok, after we finish the play, I want to take a minute to talk about the tragic flaw. Oedpus’s tragic flaw is hubris, or extreme pride. Here are some other tragic flaws:
-Jealousy or envy
-Greed or avarice
-Anger or wrath
-Laziness or sloth
-Gluttony or overindulgence
Choose one of those tragic flaws and write a summary of how the story of Oedipus would have been different if Oedipus’s flaw had been different. For example, you might choose wrath, and say that if Oedipus’s flaw was wrath, he would have killed Teiresias and Creon in anger. If he had killed them, he may never have figured out he was married to his mother!
Write about two to three paragraphs on this, and that’s all for today everyone!! Oooh, I do have a good riddle though…
Brothers and sisters I have none but this man’s father is my father’s son.
Who is the man?
Paragraphs will be assessed for understanding of theme and citation of evidence (RL.9-10.1 and RL.9-10.3).
We will TOTD using Socrative if possible.
Students may choose a tragic flaw of interest to them to write about, and length of the writing assignment can be modified if needed.