During this unit, we read three famous Greek tragedies: Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, Antigone by Sophocles, and Medea by Euripedes. We discussed the requirements for a tragedy and the different aspects every tragedy contains. We read and applied Aristotle's Poetics to these three plays. There were three essay prompts, each one related to one of the three plays. We chose two to write and only one to be graded. The first one I wrote was on the Oedipal Complex and its validity in modern psychology. Even though most of the essay was spend summarizing the topic and only one body paragraph discussed the validity in modern times aspect, I still felt that I did a thorough job on the essay. I made the mistake of not having this one graded. The second prompt asked us to determine when revenge was justified. Unfortunately, my thesis was too vague and general so I had to resubmit. The piece online is the revised version but as yet, I do not know how I did on it.

The Oedipal Complex
Sweet Revenge