Oedipus Rex Unit
Traveling to Ancient Greece, we will turn our attention to the characteristics of Ancient Greek theater, Aristotle's definition of Tragedy, and the irony and character development used in Sophocles's Oedipus Rex. Discussions about fate, truth, and the fairness of life will guide our exploration of this Ancient Greek tragedy. Not only will we explore these texts in the realm of their time period and culture, but we will connect lessons to our ever-changing modern world. The MYP Global context used is Identities and Relationships and through this framework, we will ask ourselves the following guiding question: Is it always better to know the truth, no matter what the consequences are?