3 AnTigoneGreek Tragedy- Shows the downfall of a good person through a fatal error or misjugdementElements of TragedyPlotCharactersThemeUse of metaphorsChorusSpectacle (eye catching, public, dramatic, ex. Fight in the hallway)
4 Tragic hero The Tragic Hero will be admirable and good The hero’s demise will come from a personal error or bad decisionAnagorsis- when the tragic hero suddenly understands that his/her actions caused their own death or heartacheHamartia- the mistake the hero madeNemesis- the punishment itself
5 Character analysis Chorus – Cautious, indecisive, discreet Guard – More courage and less wisdomIsmene – Passive and obedientHaemon – Importance of ReasoningAntigone – Uncompromising RealistCreon – Petty and intolerant
6 Themes Sympathy for Antigone and Haemon Woman with audacity to challenge a male dominated worldVindictiveness of the KingRight of a human being to dispute an unjust lawBroader political allegory of Sophocles
7 Antigone EQ’s Is it more important to be right than to be happy? Is it our responsibility to rebel again and break an unjust law?What price should a person be willing to pay if they break an unjust law?Can a leader show uncertainty and maintain leadership?
9 Beowulf Anglo-Saxon Epic Epic- Long narrative poem, centered on a heroic or ‘god like’ figure whose actions determine the fate of a nation, tribe, or race.Develop from oral traditionsSetting will cover great geographical distances. Including heaven, hell, future, past.
10 Epic Hero Is significant and glorified Is on a quest Has superior or superhuman strength, intelligence, and or courageIs ethicalRisks death for glory or for the greater good of societyPerforms brave deedsIs a strong and responsible leaderReflects the ideals of a particular society
11 Character Analysis Aeschere- dear friend of King Hrothgar Beowulf- Strong and courageous prince of GeatsGrendel, Grendel’s Mother, dragon- monstersHygelac- King of the Geats, Beowulf’s uncleHrothgar- King of the DanesUnferth- Dane who is jealous of Beowulf and doubts he can do what he says he can doWiglaf- warrior who aids Beowulf
12 Theme Good vs. Evil Identity Strength and skill Courage Tradition and Customs
13 Beowulf EQ’s What qualities are essential in an Anglo-Saxon hero? 2. On what criteria does Beowulf base his decision? Why does he do what he does?3. What might monsters symbolize to Anglo-Saxons, to our culture?4. What is the purpose of telling the story of Beowulf? How do the monsters reflect the dark side of the warrior’s life and values?
15 EvaluationTo what degree will you go to preserve self-interest versus action on behalf of the common good?
16 Written assignment Position Paper Imagine that you are the leader of a nation. Illegal immigration has divided your nation to the point of civil war. You have two daughters. One is married to an illegal immigrant; the other is married to the general in your army.
17 Your ChoicesOption A: close the borders, post armed guards, and repatriate all illegal immigrants. You do this is order to retain honor and tradition for your country. Your daughter must repatriate with her husband, if not she will be put to death.Option B: maintain an open border policy and suffer the consequences of the country’s majority populace deposing and killing you and your family. Your second daughter’s husband will lead the army against you.
18 Your most state the following The moral issues behind each option. How will your choice effect others.Provide logical, ethical, and emotional justification for the decisionPropose a compromise for the opposing side.State your position clearly.
19 Additional Requirements Papers should be at least 5 paragraphs and be one page long (front)Written in blue/ black ink or typed3 point deduction for every 5 spelling or grammar errorsDue in three days ( 5points off for each day late)40 points total