The laws that govern and the social norms that regulate society are not always fair, legal, moral, or ethical. What is a person to do about all this injustice? What are the hazards of righting injustices or changing social norms? And what are the dangers of doing nothing?
Close reading of the unit texts will help you answer these Guiding Questions:
- How do social class and legal institutions shape literary characters' lives (and presumably our lives)?
- How does social class affect a person in dealing with the law (protect a person, hurt a person)?
- How is social class determined in America and in other places in the world?
- Antigone, the Law, and Social Class
Lesson 1Survey Discussion On Law & Justice`
Lesson 2Ancient Greek play by Sophocles`
Lesson 3The Role Of The Chorus`
Lesson 4The Oedipus Myth`
Lesson 5Reading Groups`
Lesson 6The Laws in Thebes`
- Disobedience, Law, and Social Class
Lesson 7Civil Disobedience`
Lesson 8A Letter from a Birmingham Jail.`
Lesson 9Building A Convincing Argument`
Lesson 10Comparisons To Law In Poetry`
Lesson 11Group Discussion`
- Pygmalion, the Law, and Social Class
Lesson 12The Greek Myth Pygmalion`
Lesson 13The Ruined Maid Poem`
Lesson 14Benchmark Assessment (Cold Write)`
Lesson 15Shaw's Play On Issues Of Social Class`
Lesson 16Professor Higgins and Alfred Doolittle`
Lesson 17Act 3 At-Home Episode`
Lesson 18Use of Irony`
Lesson 19Reviewing Act 3 Events`
Lesson 20Character Analysis Essay Requirements`
Lesson 21Remarks About America`
Lesson 22The Final Speech In The Play`
Lesson 23Discussion On The Plays Ending`