Documents for Oedipus Rex
[Oedipus the King]
Sophocles, The Chorus, & Epic/Tragic Hero
Think Piece #12: After reviewing the information on Sophocles, the Chorus, and Epic/Tragic Hero, with a partner, create a one-pager (web/print) on one of the three options (I’ll pick which one you master!)
Think Piece #13: Rewrite a section of lines from the prologue in modern day English to present to the class.
Think Piece #14: Predict who killed Laius. Use evidence from the text to make your prediction arguable. (direct quotes from the text).
Think Piece #15: Complete an Astrology Description for the characters Oedipus, Creon, and Teiresias. Explain your findings.
Think Piece #16: Jocasta is very persistent that Oedipus NOT send for the herdsman. Predict why and provide evidence that led you to your prediction.
Think Piece #17: The Shepherd provides some crucial information to Oedipus in this scene that gives the reader (and the stage actors) insight on what unfolded. Were you expecting this? If yes, why (use evidence), if no, what kept the surprise?
Think Piece #18: Break this entire story down into either 1. A spoken word poem about tragic heroes, 2. A pecha kucha presentation (6 slides @ 15 seconds), 3. Artistic representation to share with the class.