Classic Tragic Hero vs. Modern Day Tragic Hero Essay Directions



Download 35,83 Kb.
Date conversion17.09.2017
Size35,83 Kb.







Name: ____________________________________________ Period: __________
Classic Tragic Hero vs. Modern Day Tragic Hero Essay
Directions:

  • You are to write a five paragraph essay comparing/contrasting John Proctor and 1 modern day tragic hero of your choosing.

      • Refer to the Writing Guidelines & Purdue Owl for assistance

  • You must do research about your modern day tragic hero and include cited information/quotes about him/her

  • As part of your essay you will identify how both heroes fit Aristotle’s definition of a tragic hero.

  • Your essay must be typed and follow all MLA guidelines.


Steps:

  1. Planning

    • Research what makes a tragic hero

    • Make a list of 3-5 possible modern day tragic heroes

  1. Pre Writing

  • Fill out Tragic Hero Analysis Pre Writing 1 about your modern day tragic hero [pg. 2 of this packet]

  • Fill out Tragic Hero Analysis Pre Writing 2 about John Proctor [pg. 3 of this packet]

  • Choose 3 of the 5 tragic hero characteristics

  • Write a 3-point thesis, including the 3 tragic hero characteristics you will focus on

  1. Writing

    • Write your 5 paragraph essay

        • 1 tragic hero characteristic per body paragraph

  2. Editing

    • Use the Editing Checklist to Edit [page 4 of this packet]

  3. Submit

    • Turn in your essay on Turtitin.com

    • Hand in your printed essay

Part 1: Tragic Hero Analysis Pre Writing 1 – ________________________
Directions

  • In the chart below, write 3 examples for your modern day tragic hero for each characteristic.

  • Try to be very specific and when possible, provide a page number of where you found your example.



Tragic Hero Characteristic

Specific Examples (3 per characteristic)

Noble Birth (successful)


  • The Tragic Hero is thought of as a good person, renowned or prosperous.

  • He or she may be noble-born or a great leader.

  • He or she must also have free will.




True to Life


  • The Tragic Hero must be true to life and yet idealized.

  • He or she must be someone the audience admires, but he or she can’t be so great that the audience can’t identify with them.




Tragic Flaw


  • The Tragic Hero has hubris (excessive pride) and will do something to cause his or her own downfall.

  • This downfall will be at least partially the Tragic Hero’s own doing; it is not an accident or an act of villainy. This is referred to as the Tragic Flaw.




Suffering


  • The Tragic Hero must suffer.

  • The punishment inflicted on the Tragic Hero is greater than the crime or mistake her or she has made.



Develops Self Knowledge


  • The Tragic Hero develops new self-knowledge as result of his or her downfall.









Part 2: Tragic Hero Analysis Pre Writing 2 – John Proctor
Directions

  • In the chart below, write 3 examples for John Proctor for each characteristic.

  • Try to be very specific and when possible, provide a page number of where you found your example.


Tragic Hero Characteristic

Specific Examples (3 per characteristic)

Noble Birth (successful)


  • The Tragic Hero is thought of as a good person, renowned or prosperous.

  • He or she may be noble-born or a great leader.

  • He or she must also have free will.




True to Life


  • The Tragic Hero must be true to life and yet idealized.

  • He or she must be someone the audience admires, but he or she can’t be so great that the audience can’t identify with them.




Tragic Flaw


  • The Tragic Hero has hubris (excessive pride) and will do something to cause his or her own downfall.

  • This downfall will be at least partially the Tragic Hero’s own doing; it is not an accident or an act of villainy. This is referred to as the Tragic Flaw.




Suffering


  • The Tragic Hero must suffer.

  • The punishment inflicted on the Tragic Hero is greater than the crime or mistake her or she has made.



Develops Self Knowledge


  • The Tragic Hero develops new self-knowledge as result of his or her downfall.







Editing Checklist


Directions: Use this checklist to make sure you have all of the necessary components in your essay
MLA Format:

  • Header

  • Heading

  • Title

  • Double spaced

  • Font: Times New Roman 12 (or Ariel or Calibri)

Introduction:



  • 4-6 sentences long

  • Hook

  • includes author’s name and book title

  • Thesis statement

Body Paragraph 1:



  • 6-8 sentences

  • 3 details/examples

  • 1 quote

    • introduced

    • speaker clear

    • properly cited

  • quote explained

  • concluding sentence

Body Paragraph 2:



  • 6-8 sentences

  • 3 details/examples

  • 1 quote

    • introduced

    • speaker clear

    • properly cited

  • quote explained

  • concluding sentence

Body Paragraph 3:



  • 6-8 sentences

  • 3 details/examples

  • 1 quote

    • introduced

    • speaker clear

    • properly cited

  • quote explained

  • concluding sentence

Conclusion:



  • 4-6 sentences

  • restates thesis

  • 3 details/reasons restated

  • ends with concluding thought


The database is protected by copyright ©sckool.org 2016
send message

    Main page