Archive for March 2nd, 2010

Where do you find tragedy?

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Think about a movie you like and know well that fits the definition of tragedy.Tell me about it. Write a page that shows1) You understand the movie2) You understand and can use the Greek definition of tragedy.A very good source of basic information on the Aristotelian concepts of strategy can be found at this website.Total […]

Oedipus: Where Tragedy Begins

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

The Greeks: they had it all figured out. They thought deeply and clearly about ideas that tend to get more loosely and carelessly defined today.
Is there fate? Do we control our own fate?
What makes something tragic? What makes something comic?
What is tragedy supposed to do for us when we witness it?
Watch, and read Oedipus Rex […]