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(Don’t forget to copy your daily agenda and learning goal) Review: Write a brief summary of what has happened so far in Part I of Antigone. Make sure to discuss: -Protagonist and Antagonist -Major Conflicts
Today’s Learning Goal I will be able to generate examples for topic related vocabulary by completing a vocabulary chart.
Notes: Greek Tragedy Greek Tragedies are serious dramas that share the following characteristics: – Based on myths that were familiar to ancient Greek audiences – Tell of a change of fortune from good to bad – Protagonist (male/female) is usually of noble birth – Protagonist usually has a tragic flaw – Audience is brought to an understanding that the protagonist’s downfall results from their actions – Doom usually brought about by fate
Notes: Theme in Greek Tragedy The central message is often a warning against excess, pride, or passion Demonstrate the limitations of humanity Remind audiences that life involves choices and having to live with the resulting consequences of our choices
Notes: Tragic Flaw Tragic Flaw: Tragic Flaw: a character trait that causes tragic characters to make fatal errors in judgment. – contributes to the character’s downfall – the flaw is often a traditionally admirable quality carried to excess – examples: pride (hubris) arrogance lust for power lack of insight Ambition Passion Tragic realization: Tragic realization: tragic character usually perceives how he/she has contributed to his own destruction when it’s too late Tragic literature leaves the audience and the tragic hero or protagonist with greater insight and understanding of life, although he/she never gets to use this wisdom
Examples of Tragic Flaw FILM The Dark Knight TitanicLITERATURE Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Batman and Harvey Dent played by Christian Bale Tragic flaw: His undying duty to Gotham played by Aaron Eckhart Tragic flaw: Radical sense of morality and fairness
Jack in “Titanic” Tragic Flaw: Pursues things outside his means, takes risks and sacrifices for those aspirations.
Harry Potter and Voldemort Tragic Flaw: Self-sacrificing to the point of refusing help that could bring about salvation. Tragic Flaw: Pride, Fear of mortality, and cannot understand love.
Romeo and Juliette Tragic Flaw: Overly loyal and passionate, especially when it comes to Romeo. Tragic Flaw: Too spontaneous and rash, acts without thinking things through. (Marries Juliette in a day, kills Tybalt, kills himself over Juliette)
Exit Reflection Use ONE of your vocabulary words to describe an example of tragic flaw.