3.4 Writing Portfolio: The Tragic Hero Essay

Following our study of King Lear, the class will now work on their individual essay centred around the notion that King Lear is an Aristotelian tragic hero.

This task is the first of the writing portfolio, an assessment which requires the students to submit two pieces of writing from throughout the year. The goal is for students to form a thesis from the given statement and build an argument that convinces the reader of that thesis. They should look to use devices commonly found in this style of writing to develop and present their ideas.

The task and the annotated exemplar can be found below.


Posted by Renee Plunkett

Teacher of English at Mount Aspiring College, Wanaka, New Zealand.

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