This week we focused on looking not at the definition of tragedy, but what it is. Reading different articles and watching different TED Talks, has really helped to dive deep more into what a tragedy is. While looking at the Wikipedia pages tragedy was more of a word that is just thrown around describing what is going on in someone else’s life, now it’s more of a thing that is relatable. Oedipus Rex is exactly that, a relatable thing. Oedipus’s tragedy is not a very relatable thing, but the way that he brings it upon himself. This solidified what a tragedy was.
While reading Oedipus Rex, the Cornell Notes were very helpful. Being able to write down the different quotes that I thought interesting or helped explain what a tragedy is, was very helpful. Having a place to write that down was helpful, but I really liked being able to write what I thought when I wrote down the quotes. Having that written down made it easier to write the blog post later and have my thoughts organized instead of all over the place. I often find my brain all over the place when I am trying to write out of class or picking up from where I left off.