Characteristics of a traged

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Characteristics of a traged

  1. 1. Elements of Tragedy<br />In ancient Greek literature<br />
  2. 2. Conditions that must be present<br />Tragic character must be of high birth status<br />They must experience a series of events that threaten their position<br />These events have a domino effect: one action leads to another<br />The hero must suffer some tragic fall due to his own actions (even though the gods do some things). Thus, the hero chooses his own destiny.<br />
  3. 3. Motif<br />A recurring image or idea<br />“Quest for knowledge”<br />
  4. 4. Assignment<br />Do a T-chart listing Oedipus’ good and bad traits<br />Do questions 1 and 2 on page 453 under the “Analyzing Tragedy” section<br />Do questions 2-3 on p. 453 under Critical Thinking and Reading” section<br />

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