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Oedipus Vs. Achilles (Brad Pitt) "Troy" Video Comparison and Contrast Activity

Oedipus Vs. Achilles (Brad Pitt) "Troy" Video Comparison and Contrast Activity
Oedipus Vs. Achilles (Brad Pitt) "Troy" Video Comparison and Contrast Activity
Oedipus Vs. Achilles (Brad Pitt) "Troy" Video Comparison and Contrast Activity
Oedipus Vs. Achilles (Brad Pitt) "Troy" Video Comparison and Contrast Activity
Oedipus Vs. Achilles (Brad Pitt) "Troy" Video Comparison and Contrast Activity
Oedipus Vs. Achilles (Brad Pitt) "Troy" Video Comparison and Contrast Activity
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This lesson will span 3 days or less if modified. Students must first read the play, “Oedipus Rex.” After the reading, allow students to watch the video, “Troy.” An introduction to the video is provided on a PowerPoint.

Our library has the video in stock but you may want parents' permission as there are violent and sexual scenes. However, the video is awesome as it provides further examples of ancient Greek values and reinforces literary terms based on the main character, Achilles.

As the students watch the video, ask them to compare and contrast Achilles to Oedipus using the literary terms provided on the chart. This lesson will span 3 days or less if modified. Students must first read the play, “Oedipus Rex.” After the reading, allow students to watch the video, “Troy.” An introduction to the video is provided on a PowerPoint.

Our library has the video in stock but you may want parents' permission as there are violent and sexual scenes. However, the video is awesome as it provides further examples of ancient Greek values and reinforces literary terms based on the main character, Achilles.

As the students watch the video, ask them to compare and contrast Achilles to Oedipus using the literary terms provided on the chart. This assignment is provided on a Word document.

As an extended assignment, students write an essay using their chart for their evidence and support. This essay assignment is provided on a Word document.

This lesson can be modified to suit your needs. My students enjoy this very much as the video is great!

This product is also included in the Oedipus Rex Common Core Aligned Curriculum Unit. To purchase for $15.99 CLICK HERE!
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