Unit 4: Hubris and Nemesis

Unit 4 Writing Task: Putting it All Together

Writing Topic

  1. Do some research and explain a tragic historical figure. Explain what lead to their hubris and nemesis.
  2. Do some research and explain a tragic event in history that was caused by someone’s hubris and explain the nemesis.
  3. Do some research and explain how a company’s hubris lead to its downfall–its nemesis.

Notes:

  • This essay fits a cause /effect theme, with the hubris often being the cause of some tragic event and the nemesis is the effect. The essay should be organized by causes and effects.
  • As usual, this essay should have MLA style citations and be at least 2 pages long.

End of Unit Journal

Answer the following questions in your journal.

  1. Which of the stories you read was the most impactful? Explain why.
  2. What do you think was the purpose of these Greek stories of hubris and nemesis?
  3. How can you use what you have learned about hubris and nemesis in your everyday life?
  4. Choose one of the critical thinking questions that you found to be the most interesting to expand upon in your journal.
  5. Write a diary entry in the perspective of one of the characters. What would their daily life be like? What is their personality?

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