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Unit 6:

The Tragic Hero

Why are tragic heroes still relevant today?
~ 24 days

Enduring Understandings

  • In tragedies, the tragic hero is doomed from the beginning, falling victim to his/her tragic flaw.
  • Archetypes, like the tragic hero, are still relevant today in modern texts because they are realistic.
  • In order to fully analyze a text in literature, a reader must understand it, make connections within it, make connections outside of it, and analyze its relevance.

Unit Outline

13 Components

The last unit in this 10th grade scope and sequence continues to pushes students to ‘think outside the box’. In this unit, students will be challenged to modernize a traditional scene from a tragedy while maintaining the literary integrity of the original scene in their creative writing. At this point of the school year, students can be the ones leading discussion, posing critical questions to the class, and confidently explaining the tragedy associated with their last archetype for the year- the tragic hero.  
 

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