Group Discussion

The Role of Social Class


Complete a Quick Write.

  • How would you describe the social classes of Antigone and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? Did Antigone’s social class hurt her or help her? Did Dr. King’s social class help him or hurt him?

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Then share your response with a partner.

In the next episode, you’ll read a play from the early 20th century, George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion , named after another Greek myth. The play emphasizes the social classes of the characters.