Review “Aristotle’s concept of tragedy. Explain the concept of the tragic hero. Explain how the character of Oedipus and Othello are tragic heroes.
Identify one or more of the dominant themes in Oedipus Rex and Othello. Construct an argument about how the relationship between two of the play’s characters allows for development of the theme(s).
Successfully completing this assignment will involve constructing an overall thesis for your essay that addresses one of the prompts above and then using quotations and references to specific scenes from the works you select as evidence to support your argument. Reference the Writer’s Workshops in Modules 1, 2, 3, and 6 for helpful advice about constructing literary arguments as well as using MLA format for your essay, quotations, citations, and references.
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