Okay Ben, I hate to treat this blog post like a venting space but I for real have no idea what we learned this week. At least in terms of like a new topic I can put into words I’m really at a loss. This week was mostly spent working in already ongoing projects. To start the week I was rudely awoken to the fact that I actually had to finish a poem of the week essay, which I have never successfully done, AND IT’S DUE FOR A GRADE. So, I’ve been spending a lot of time mulling over that and revisiting the revision and rewriting stages of my past attempts. Which is challenging because I’ve never actually gotten past a full body paragraph for most of my essays.
The rest of the focus this week was placed on the continuation of the tragedy unit. For this unit, as a class we have been looking at works relating to tragedy, whether they are actual tragedies, or some form of text looking at the characteristics of tragedy. For each of the texts we have looked at we have had to write a blog post talking about our views on tragedy and how the text relates to tragedy as a whole. At first I thought this was a really strange and unhelpful way to study these works but the more I write about them the more I realize that I’ve actually had to spend time thinking about the pieces, more so than I would have otherwise.