This Literature Set includes several texts that can be read alongside any of Shakespeare’s tragedies (e.g., Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth). The initial texts in this set will help students understand the elements of tragedy and characteristics of tragic heroes.
Target Grades & Subject(s): Grades 9-12; English/Language Arts
- Students will understand the plot structure of Shakespeare’s tragedies and identify common characteristics of tragic heroes. (CCSS RL.5)
- Students will analyze arguments regarding why many people enjoy tragedies and evaluate the influence of Shakespeare’s work on modern cinema and society. (CCSS RI.1, RI.8)
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