We dove even farther into the topic of tragedy this week with more articles, a ted talk, and the reading of a tragic poem. When reading the article we did the same thing as before where we get into groups of three and highlight the most important parts of the piece. My group got really into it this time and we were all able to have a very good discussion about how this article interpreted tragedy. I like do looking at the article this way because it gives everyone more than one way of interpreting the text in order to find new meanings throughout the piece.
The Ted Talk we watched was all about who moves up through society and how success can mean something different than being the absolute best in a community. There are a lot of snobby and envious people and there is no way fixing that. I liked the talk because it made me think differently on how people perceive tragedy. Sometimes something can be fine to one person but very tragic to another. It is all about what someone is going through at that specific time that can make something feel like a tragedy which I though was interesting.
The main thing done in class was reading Oedipus Rex which I thought was a very good story that related very well with what we were talking about in tragedy. I really enjoyed how Schoenborn explained different parts throughout the text because a lot of it was hard to follow. The whole thing entirely made sense but sometimes the diction can be confusing, especially with the whole class reading different parts and everyone else trying to follow along. There are many ways to take good notes but we did cornell notes on this story which I thought were extremely helpful in order to write a blog post on it. It helped me get my thoughts together and organize them so they would make sense when written down.