Week 9: The Tragic Beginnings
This week we have dipped our feet into the second project we'll be tackling. We've shifted our focus to tragedy. What is it? Why does it matter? How did it happen? Can we learn from it? I anticipate some very interesting reading material in the days to come. We'll be taking a look at Oedipus Rex and Antigone, two tragedies that go hand in hand. Both are written by Sophocles, one of the three Greek writers from whom we have a complete tragic work (the other two being Aeschylus and Euripides.) I have begun a new blog under the Unit 2: What is Tragedy tab on this portfolio. I have titled it Tragedy Follows, since the thing that comes to mind when I think of tragedy is how it looms over the protagonist, how his/her tragic flaw touches them throughout the story. On this blog, I will be posting reflections on our reading pieces and my thoughts on the subject of tragedy.
The theme this week is moving forward.
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