The following post has three assignments namely;
1.How Sophocles’ Oedipus exemplifies or refutes Aristotle’s definition of a tragic hero.
1. Write an essay explaining how Sophocles’ Oedipus exemplifies or refutes Aristotle’s definition of a tragic hero.
2. Discuss William Shakespeare’s Othello, the Moor of Venice as a tragedy. As defined by Aristotle, is it correct to label Othello a “tragic hero” and to classify the play as an Aristotelian tragedy?
3. Use evidence from Sophocles’ Oedipus, from Shakespeare’s Othello, Moor of Venice, and from secondary sources to explain why you agree or disagree with this statement: “The downfall of Oedipus is the work of the gods; the downfall of Othello is self-inflicted” (Should you choose this option, you need to read both Oedipus and Othello in full).
4. Discuss the author’s perception of death and the treatment of death in Everyman.
2.Slave narratives provocatively asserted
Slave narratives provocatively asserted in defiance of white racism- that black men, women, and children were human and that slavery inhumanely repressed their basic human rights. How does Douglass convey his humanity, and that of his fellow slaves, to his reading audience?
3.The relationship between happiness and individuality
Define “happiness” and “individuality.”
Describe how a reading of Huxley’s Brave New World affects your thinking on the relationship between happiness and individuality.
How do you think Socrates would react to Huxley’s so-called “utopia”? Again, give examples to support your position