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Answer the following questions about Oedipus: <ul><li>Social position: </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Qualities: </li></ul><ul...
Answer the following questions about Hamlet: <ul><li>Social position: </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Qualities: </li></ul><ul>...
Answer the following questions about Willy Loman: <ul><li>Social position: </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Qualities: </li></ul...
Answers for Oedipus <ul><li>Social position:  King of Thebes </li></ul><ul><li>Qualities:  clever, responsible, decision-m...
Answers for Hamlet <ul><li>Social position:  Prince of Denmark </li></ul><ul><li>Qualities:  lover, clever, loyal to famil...
Answer the following questions about Willy Loman: <ul><li>Social position:  lower/middle class </li></ul><ul><li>Qualities...
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Tragedy in america comparing oedipus, hamlet & willy

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Tragedy in america comparing oedipus, hamlet & willy

  1. 1. College Reading
  2. 2. Answer the following questions about Oedipus: <ul><li>Social position: </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Qualities: </li></ul><ul><li>Weaknesses: </li></ul><ul><li>Goal: </li></ul><ul><li>Fate: </li></ul>
  3. 3. Answer the following questions about Hamlet: <ul><li>Social position: </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Qualities: </li></ul><ul><li>Weaknesses: </li></ul><ul><li>Goal: </li></ul><ul><li>Fate: </li></ul>
  4. 4. Answer the following questions about Willy Loman: <ul><li>Social position: </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Qualities: </li></ul><ul><li>Weaknesses: </li></ul><ul><li>Goal: </li></ul><ul><li>Fate: </li></ul>
  5. 5. Answers for Oedipus <ul><li>Social position: King of Thebes </li></ul><ul><li>Qualities: clever, responsible, decision-maker; basically good; well-respected </li></ul><ul><li>Weaknesses: too quick to judge others; egotistical; ambitious; proud </li></ul><ul><li>Goal: to find the killer of Laius and do the right thing for the citizens of Thebes </li></ul><ul><li>Fate: blindness/banished – he lost his throne & wife/mother because of his own actions </li></ul>
  6. 6. Answers for Hamlet <ul><li>Social position: Prince of Denmark </li></ul><ul><li>Qualities: lover, clever, loyal to family, basically good, well-respected </li></ul><ul><li>Weaknesses: quick to use others for his own purposes; egotistical; proud </li></ul><ul><li>Goal: to avenge his father’s murder </li></ul><ul><li>Fate: murder is avenged, but he dies through the cunning of Claudius, his nemesis. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Answer the following questions about Willy Loman: <ul><li>Social position: lower/middle class </li></ul><ul><li>Qualities: devoted to sons, dishonest, </li></ul><ul><li>disloyal to his wife, immoral </li></ul><ul><li>3. Weaknesses: dishonest, thought he could make big money w/o work; he does not understand how his choices affect others </li></ul><ul><li>4. Goal: to make Biff successful regardless of the sacrifice </li></ul><ul><li>5. Fate: death; devotion to money affects his decision making; he thinks Biff will benefit from insurance benefits which is not true </li></ul>

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