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1st QUARTER EXTRA CREDIT

 

EXTRA CREDIT - OPTION 1

Research the condition that psychiatrist Sigmund Freud called The Oedipus Complex. Tell what Freud meant by the complex, and relate it to the tragedy Oedipus Rex.

 

You must use MLA to cite sources in your paper and include a works cited page.

 

This should be 3 pages long, typed, and double-spaced.

 

It is due Friday , October 10th.

 

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EXTRA CREDIT: OPTION 2

 

Oedipus Rex

 

You have finished reading the Greek tragedy Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, and the class has been exploring the conflicts introduced in the play. Based on the outcome, who seems to be most at fault? Apollo? Oedipus? Jocasta? Or was it fate?

 

PREWRITING

Decide which of the characters listed above is most at fault for the outcome of the play. Create a list of reasons, with textual evidence, to support your decision.

 

DRAFTING

Introduce your topic in the first paragraph, being sure to end with a thesis statement. Your thesis statement should include who you believe is the most sponsible. In your body paragraphs, make sure that you begin by discussing the situation surrounding Oedipus. Further body paragraphs should give several reasons why you believe the person/fate mentioned in your thesis statement is most responsible for the tragedy. Also, be sure to examine why the others are NOT as much at fault for the outcome.

 

CONCLUSION

End the conclusion by challenging your reader in some way. In other words, your conclusion should be thought-provoking.

 

PROOF READING/EDITING

 

Do a final proofreading of your essay, double-checking your grammar, spelling, organization, and the clarity of your ideas.

 

It is due Friday, October 10th.