Greek Tragedy

Greek Tragedy Lesson plans 2017 What do all of these shows have in common? What makes a hero? Definition Characteristics

Examples Compare and contrast super heroes and modern heroes. Different kinds of heroes Super hero

Tragic hero Romantic hero What is Greek Tragedy? Definition Structure Origin

Characteristics Read pp. 958-959 Timeline of some tragedies/medieval romance Sophocles 496-406 B.C.

Geoffrey Chaucer 1343-1400 A.D. Homer 8th century 700 A.D. Shakespeare 1564-1616 A.D.

Sir Thomas Malory 1405-1471 A.D. Watch Antigone and answer these questions In Antigone, who is the real main character Antigone or Creon? Make a case to support your choice. Discuss the differences between Antigone and Ismene in their views of women in society. How does each sister's view shape the choices she makes in the play?

How consistent is each in her view? Is Antigone primarily a drama of politics or of fate. Defend your answer. As a prophet, Tiresias speaks for the gods and for Fate. How does the character of Tiresias function dramatically in Antigone? Who is the tragic hero in Antigone? Defend your answer using the terms we

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