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OEDIPUS THE KING ESSAY FORMAT Format:  Body Paragraphs (2 needed):  Topic sentence: Mention what you will discuss in this paragraph (admirable trait.

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1 OEDIPUS THE KING ESSAY FORMAT Format:  Body Paragraphs (2 needed):  Topic sentence: Mention what you will discuss in this paragraph (admirable trait OR hamartia).  Commentary: Explain your topic sentence.  Evidence: Provide a quote (embedded in a sentence) that proves Oedipus’ quality or flaw.  Commentary: Explain what quote proves (about Oedipus.)  Evidence: Provide a second quote to prove Oedipus’ quality or flaw.  CM: Explain what this quote proves (about Oedipus.)  Evidence: Provide 3 rd quote to prove Oedipus’ quality/ flaw.  CM: Explain what this quote proves (about Oedipus.)  Wrap-up: State how this paragraph proves your thesis statement (that Oedipus is a tragic hero)

2 Warm-up: Choose the best answer for each of the following slides. Write down only the question number and the letter, not the actual answer. 1. Which of the following pieces of evidence would best support the idea that Oedipus is a helpful leader ? a. “I came by, Oedipus the ignorant, and I stopped the Sphinx.” b. “I grieve for these, my people, far more than I fear for my own life.” c. “I am ready to help, I’ll do anything.” d. “My children, I pity you. I see– how could I fail to see what longings you bring here?”

3 OEDIPUS THE KING 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 readers with a powerful message about the importance of this essay as it applies to their lives.

4 OEDIPUS THE KING Don’t write this down: Just listen to this brief reminder of writing rules: 1) Never start a sentence with a quote 2) Always give in-text citations after quotes 3) Never say “I,” “me,” “my,” “you,” or “your” if you’re not asked to write about yourself. (Exception: Hook) 4) Never start a sentence with “And,” “But,” “Because,” “So,” “Well.” 5) Always write out a number under 100 when it’s in a sentence (except in in-text citation) 6) 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. 7) When speaking about something that happened in the past, always use past tense verbs. 8) “Like if” is not a phrase. 9) Let’s review dead words and phrases of death!

5 2. Which of the following explanations best explains what the following quote reveals about Oedipus’ admirable trait : “I am ready to help; I’ll do anything” a. Since Oedipus claims that he is willing to do anything to help, this reveals that he truly would like to assist in eliminating the plague and that he is a helpful leader who desires to do all that he can for his people. b. This quote reveals that Oedipus cares deeply about his people and that he feels their pain as they go through this plague. He mourns for them just as much as they mourn. c. Here, Oedipus is talking to his people and he then tells them that he is concerned about them. He makes Creon go find out what the Oracle says about the plague. Then, he hopes that they will find out how to solve the plague.

6 3. Which of the following topic sentences would be best to discuss Oedipus’ admirable trait: a. The first trait that this paragraph will prove is that Oedipus is a helpful king. b. First of all, he is a very helpful king. c. The first trait that reveals that Oedipus is a tragic hero is his admirable trait– his helpfulness. d. First, Oedipus has many traits; some of these traits are noble while some of these traits are hamartias.

7 4. Now, turn to an elbow partner. For question 4, write down your elbow partner’s name. Then, write down the responses that they got for question 1-3. Example: “Jenny got the following answers: 1) a 2) b 3) a.” If you have the same answers, okie dokey. If you have different answers, talk about how you arrived at your answer. Summarize your discussion in 1-2 sentences. Then, prepare to share your discussion with the class.

8 1. a. “I came by, Oedipus the ignorant, and I stopped the Sphinx.” b. “I grieve for these, my people, far more than I fear for my own life.” c. “I am ready to help, I’ll do anything.” d. “My children, I pity you. I see– how could I fail to see what longings you bring here?” 2. a. Since Oedipus claims that he is willing to do anything to help, this reveals that he truly would like to assist in eliminating the plague and that he is a helpful leader who desires to do all that he can for his people. b. This quote reveals that Oedipus cares deeply about his people and that he feels their pain as they go through this plague. He mourns for them just as much as they mourn. c. Here, Oedipus is talking to his people and he then tells them that he is concerned about them. He makes Creon go find out what the Oracle says about the plague. Then, he hopes that they will find out how to solve the plague. 3. a. The first trait that this paragraph will prove is that Oedipus is a helpful king. b. First of all, he is a very helpful king. c. The first trait that reveals that Oedipus is a tragic hero is his admirable trait– his helpfulness. d. First, Oedipus has many traits; some of these traits are noble while some of these traits are hamartias.

9  Period 4: Warm-ups due after class on stool.  Homework:  Essay revisions due tomorrow  bring old essay/rubric too  Tutoring available today after school  Prepare for Oedipus the King essay test ( one hour)  The more you prepare tonight, the less stressed you’ll be  TOMORROW, you will be taking an in-class essay exam on Oedipus the King. Bring the following:  Your T-chart (with notes on which quotes reveal which traits).  Any notes/outlines you take over the next couple of nights.  The notes from yesterday.

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

11 OEDIPUS THE KING TONIGHT: Make an outline for your essay.  Start by writing your thesis (the sentence that sums up exactly what you’ll prove in your three body paragraphs).  Next, outline what evidence you’ll include for each of your three body paragraphs. Thesis: _______________ ____________________________________________ Body P 1– Oedipus’ positive trait that I’ll prove: _________________ First quote showing this positive trait: “_______________ ________________ _______________” (Sophocles ____) Body Paragraph 3– Oedipus’ other negative trait that I’ll prove: _______ Body P 2– Oedipus negative trait that I’ll prove: _______________________________ Second quote showing this positive trait: “_______________ ________________ _______________” (Sophocles ____) First quote showing this negative trait: “_______________ ________________ _______________” (Sophocles ____) Second quote showing this negative trait: “_______________ ________________ _______________” (Sophocles ____) First quote showing this negative trait: “_______________ ________________ _______________” (Sophocles ____) Second quote showing this negative trait: “_______________ ________________ _______________” (Sophocles ____)

12  Class work:  In complete sentences (and pen), answer questions three, four, five and eight on page 330.  Answer “Literary Analysis: Tragic Hero” (Paired Activity).  Answer “Literary Analysis: Dramatic Irony.”  Drop off on stool when done and start outline for essay (next slide)


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