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Final Essay. Renton. A tragic hero is usually a noble and influential person who meets destruction because of a personal flaw and the opposition of others.


“Antigone”

Final Essay Renton

A tragic hero is usually a noble and influential person who meets destruction because of a personal flaw and the opposition of others. Who do you consider the tragic hero, Antigone or Creon?

Both characters fit the definition. Antigone’s excessive pride leads her to defy Creon. Creon’s stubbornness and obsession with power keep him from taking good advice and lead to the destruction of his family. Are Creon and Antigone victims of circumstances beyond their control, or to they freely choose their fates? Explain.

Assignment:

In a formal five-paragraph essay, choose which character you believe to be the tragic protagonist/hero. This should be a persuasive essay to convince your reader that your view is the correct view.

Your essay should contain the following:

Introduction: Hook Topic sentence Thesis statement + three supports (last sentence in your introductory paragraph)

Body: Three paragraphs (5-7 sentences each) Transitional hook from the preceding paragraph (topic sentence) One quotation of support per paragraph (cited with speaker’s name and line number in parentheses) Do not include the quotes in the 5-7 sentence count

Example: “’I do admit it. I do not deny it.’” (Antigone 372)

Support for your thesis: Why does your point prove the thesis? How can the reader relate to what you are talking about? Transitional sentence to the next paragraph

Conclusion: Restated thesis is the first sentence (paraphrase it) Wrap it up: So what? What can the we learn from Antigone/Creon as the tragic hero/heroine?



THIS ESSAY IS DUE: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH.



Brainstorming…



Before you begin:

1. Define a tragic hero.



2. List all the characteristics of a Tragic Hero. These can be found in your tragedy notes.

a.

b.

c.

d.

e.

3. Which character do you think is the tragic hero in “Antigone”? (circle one)

Antigone Creon

4. Choose three reasons from question two that you think prove why your Character (Antigone/Creon) is the tragic hero. List them below:

a.



b.



c.



5. Write your thesis statement below. This needs to be approved by Mrs. Renton before you leave class today (use the back of this paper if needed).

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“Antigone”

Final Essay Outline

I. Introduction:

A. Hook

B. Topic sentence

C. Thesis statement + supports (3)

II. Body

A. Paragraph One:

1. Transitional hook (topic sentence)

2. Quote

3. Support/Explanation (So what?)

4. Transitional sentence to next paragraph

B. Paragraph Two:

1. Transitional hook (topic sentence)

2. Quote

3. Support/Explanation (So what?)

4. Transitional sentence to next paragraph





C. Paragraph Three:

1. Transitional hook (topic sentence)

2. Quote

3. Support/Explanation (So what?)

4. Transitional sentence to conclusion

III. Conclusion

A. Restate thesis (paraphrase)



B. Wrap it up: So what? What can we learn from Antigone/Creon as the tragic hero/heroine?





WRITE A 25 WORD SUMMARY (EXACTLY 25 WORDS) ABOUT WHAT NEEDS TO BE INCLUDED. THIS WILL BE GRADED. DUE TOMORROW: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD.









“Antigone” Final Essay Body paragraph checklist

Tasks: 1. Look through the rubric again to determine what needs to be in the checklist. 2. Go through your body paragraphs with the following checklist. Make any changes needed. 3. Add your introductory paragraph. 4. Write your conclusion. 5. Go back through the rubric and see what needs to be added.

Checklist for Body Paragraphs: Body Paragraph #1

_____Transitional hook/Topic sentence that directly supports your thesis statement. _____Quote that proves the topic sentence. Quotation marks are present. Speaker’s name and line number are in parentheses (ex. “’I do admit it. I do not deny it.’” (Antigone 372). _____Explanation of the quote and why it supports the topic sentence. _____Any further mention of examples in the book that would be needed to explain the topic. _____So what question: What can we learn from this paragraph? Don’t use “you” or “I”. _____Transitional sentence to next paragraph. _____5-7 sentences, not including quote

Body Paragraph #2

_____Transitional hook/Topic sentence that directly supports your thesis statement. _____Quote that proves the topic sentence. Quotation marks are present. Speaker’s name and line number are in parentheses (ex. “’I do admit it. I do not deny it.’” (Antigone 372). _____Explanation of the quote and why it supports the topic sentence. _____Any further mention of examples in the book that would be needed to explain the topic. _____So what question: What can we learn from this paragraph? Don’t use “you” or “I”. _____Transitional sentence to next paragraph. _____5-7 sentences, not including quote

Body Paragraph #3

_____Transitional hook/Topic sentence that directly supports your thesis statement. _____Quote that proves the topic sentence. Quotation marks are present. Speaker’s name and line number are in parentheses (ex. “’I do admit it. I do not deny it.’” (Antigone 372). _____Explanation of the quote and why it supports the topic sentence. _____Any further mention of examples in the book that would be needed to explain the topic. _____So what question: What can we learn from this paragraph? Don’t use “you” or “I”. _____Transitional sentence to conclusion. _____5-7 sentences, not including quote

IF YOU FOLLOW THIS CHECKLIST, YOU WILL DO WELL ON YOUR PAPER. THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR WHEN I AM GRADING YOUR PAPER.

YOUR ROUGH DRAFT (TYPED, DOUBLE-SPACED) HARD COPY IS DUE IN CLASS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH.

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