Discuss one story that has been covered in class and relate it to Aristotle’s theory of tragedy

Answer two of the following three questions. Make sure to indicate which prompts (#1, #2, and/or #3) your answers correspond with. 

25 points per response (50 points total)

Discuss one story that has been covered in class and relate it to Aristotle’s theory of tragedy

Prompt #1

Discuss one story that has been covered in class (or one film/documentary from the course covered to date) and relate it to Aristotle’s theory of tragedy. Be sure to demonstrate a clear understanding of Aristotle’s theory. Remember that Aristotle’s theory of tragedy is not the same as his characteristics of a tragic hero. Do not write about a story that will be used in another answer.

Prompt #2

Select one character from the literature or films we have covered in this class that you believe best reflects Aristotle’s characteristics of a tragic hero as included in our class notes.  Connect each reflected characteristic to a specific action of that character.  Name any characteristic you feel is not reflected by the character. Do not write about a story that will be used in another answer.  

Prompt #3

Select one character from the literature or films we have covered in this class that you believe best reflects the most complex mix of vices and virtues.  Provide specific examples of behaviors that reflect both vices and virtues. Do not write about a story that will be used in another answer.