Monday, March 29, 2010

Today in Class: Dramatic Drama

We're studying the plays of Sophocles. They read OEDIPUS REX last week, and this week we're reading ANTIGONE.

Me: So, remember in Oedipus, when Jocasta said, "From this moment forward, I will be silent forever?"

Kids: *nod*nod*

Me: And Antigone is a sequel to Oedipus Rex. There are some things parallel to Oedipus. For example, what did it mean when Jocasta said, "From this moment forward, I will be silent forever."

Kid 1: She was going to kill herself!

Me: Exactly. And here, in Antigone, Haemon says to Creon that "You will never see my face again." What could that mean?

Kid 2: (with utmost sincerity) He's going to rip his own face off!
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