Thursday, October 26, 2017

October 26th, 2017

Dear Mythology Kids,
 If you missed class, we completed the following:

1 Students were given schema regarding the "Oedipus" myth. This information was recorded on the back of the "Greek Drama" handout. The following images were used to guide students through offering schema. If you missed class, please communicate with a friend.

2. We then read the myth together. It is located on page  in your textbook. You will need to read it as homework!

3. Students worked on Journal #5 entitled "Oedipus." They were given two moral questions, and then asked to consider their own personal view, and then how the question is relevant to "Oedipus."

PC #2
1. If a person is not taught that something is wrong, and then they commit that crime, are they guilty? Explain.
2. Do you believe in fate or choice? Explain.

1. Read Oedipus in your textbook  pgs. 375-382
2. As you read located a  minimum of THREE pieces of text that possess irony. We reviewed IRONY with the class, so I suggest communicating with a peer.
Sarah Collins                                                                                                   Collins, 1
Mrs. Kori Crampton
Mythology, B4
15 October 2013
Irony found within “Oedipus”

#1 Quote: “He spoke to his people….” Let no one of this land give him shelter. Bar him from your homes, as one defiled, companioned by pollution. And solemnly I pray, may he who killed wear out his life in evil, being evil.”
Justification: The people of Thebes are suffering from a plague. Oedipus, as their king, is concerned for their well-being.  The previous king, Laius, has been murdered, and the only way the plague will end is if the murderer is discovered and punished.  Oedipus makes the above statement without any knowledge that he is actually the responsible party. He is pleading with the people to search for the killer; yet, he has no idea that he is the guilty party. This represents dramatic irony because the audience is fully aware that Oedipus is guilty, but the citizens and Oedipus are completely unaware of this fact.

#2 Quote: 'On these accounts I, as for my own father. Will fight this fight, and follow out every clue. Seeking to seize the author of his murder.'
Justification: Again, Oedipus insists that he'll make sure Laius's murderer is punished, unknowingly cursing himself. He says that he'll search out the murderer with all his might, as he would for his own father. The declaration is an example of dramatic irony because he vows to find the murderer of his own father… he just doesn't realize Laius is his father or that he is the murderer, as we do.

#3 Quote: 'I say you know not in what worst of shame. You live together with those nearest you, And see not in what evil plight you stand.'
Tiresias is trying to tell Oedipus that he has unknowingly cursed himself multiple times, but Oedipus declares Tiresias a liar and refuses to listen. Here Tiresias is hinting that Oedipus is living in shame by being married to his own mother, and Oedipus doesn't understand that hint. The dramatic irony is that we know that Oedipus should be listening to Tiresias because he's telling the truth, but Oedipus refuses to acknowledge the claim. Also ironically, although Tiresias is physically blind, Oedipus is the one who can't see the situation he's in. By the end of the play, Oedipus will have physically blinded himself as punishment.

3. Anticipate a quiz covering "Oedipus" on Monday!

Your FINAL exam!

Dear Mythology Kids, It's nice to "see" you again. Let me offer some "study guidance" for your final exam. Please ...