all three of them separate. and send it on three files.
1- this one easy just do like example below the question.
Aristotle: "A man cannot become a hero until he can see the
root of his own downfall."
should be noted that the hero's downfall is his own fault as a result of his
own free choice, but his misfortune is not wholly deserved. Usually his death
is seen as a waste of human potential. His death usually is not a pure loss,
because it results in greater knowledge and awareness.
What is a
tragic hero is a man of noble stature. He is not an ordinary man, but a man
with outstanding quality and greatness about him. His own destruction is for a
greater cause or principle.
characteristics of a tragic hero
# Usually of noble birth
# Hamartia - a.k.a. the
tragic flaw that eventually leads to his
# Peripeteia -
a reversal of fortune brought about by the hero's tragic flaw
# His actions
result in an increase of self- awareness and self-knowledge
The audience must
feel pity and fear for this character.
The above is for your knowledge only. Below is the
assignment, the characteristics of Othello in Freytag’s Triangle:
a Nineteenth Century German novelist who saw common patterns in the plots of
stories and novels and developed a diagram to analyze them. See the triangle/pyramid
at : http://www.ohio.edu/people/hartleyg/ref/fiction/freytag.html
for exampl :
Now, list the incidents that have occurred in Othello,
using Freytag’s Pyramid. Simply list them, according to the catalog below.
1. Exposition: setting the scene. The writer introduces the characters
and setting, providing description and background.
2. Inciting Incident: something happens to begin the action. A single
event usually signals the beginning of the main conflict. The inciting incident
is sometimes called 'the complication'.
3. Rising Action: the story builds and gets more exciting.
4. Climax: the moment of greatest tension in a story. This is often the
most exciting event. It is the event that the rising action builds up to and
that the falling action follows.
5. Falling Action: events happen as a result of the climax and we
know that the story will soon end.
6. Resolution: the character solves the main problem/conflict or
someone solves it for him or her.
7. Dénouement: (a French term,
pronounced: day-noo-moh) the ending. At this point, any remaining secrets,
questions or mysteries which remain after the resolution are solved by the
characters or explained by the author. Sometimes the author leaves us to think
about the THEME or future possibilities for the characters.
2- Submit three ideas on three different texts for an essay
topic for the final exam. These ideas must be from the readings we have done
this semester, including Othello, Things Fall Apart, The
Narrative of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave, Fences,
"The Cask of Amontillado," by Edgar Allen Poe, and the poem “Rivers,”
by Langston Hughes. Try not to write all of your essay ideas on the first three
texts. These texts can all be found in your two textbooks, The Norton
Anthology, Vol. 2 or Norton Mix Composition.
I will select four of these
and post them as the final exam.