III. Reviewing homework terms, have students prepare to identify when they “see” one of the terms in action in the plot. Additionally, you’ll add, you’ll want them to tell you AFTER the reading whether or not they experienced catharsis. You can expand on some ideas of films that have led them to experience it for clarification. Using films really seems to help them “get” these concepts!
look on this man, this Oedipus, the one
who understood that celebrated riddle.
He was the most powerful of men.
All citizens who witnessed this man’s wealth
were envious. Now what a surging tide
of terrible disaster sweeps around him.
So while we wait to see that final day,
we cannot call a mortal being happy
before he’s passed beyond life free from pain.