R​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​esearch Paper Assignment Instructions
 
Instructions
You will write a 1,500-word (approximately 5 pages) paper that addresses on of the plays from the Drama Unit.  (Oedipus Rex)  At least 6 citations, including the primary source and at least 5 secondary, scholarly sources, are required for this assignment. Before you begin writing the paper, carefully read the below guidelines for developing your paper topic. Review the Research Paper Grading Rubric to see how your submission will be graded. Gather all of your information, plan the direction of your paper, organize your ideas by developing a 1-page thesis statement and outline, draft your paper, and compile sources used. Format the thesis/outline, draft, and works cited/references/bibliography using current MLA, APA, or Turabian style, (whichev​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​er corresponds to your degree program); check your Harbrace Essentials Handbook pp. 106–158 (MLA); pp. 159–192 (APA); pp. 193–220 (Turabian), and/or the link contained in the Learn section, to ensure the correct citation format is used.
Your submission must include a title page, thesis statement, and outline, followed by the research paper, and your correctly documented sources page.
 
Guidelines for Developing Your Paper Topic
Write an essay explaining how Sophocles’ Oedipus exemplifies or refutes Aristotle’s definition of a tragic hero. Review pp. 1250–1254 and 1257–1258 in your Perrine’s Literature textbook for the background and overview of Aristotle’s concept of tragedy/the tragic hero and drama. Then, re-read Sophocles’ play, Oedipus; you may review additional au​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​dio-visual resources on the play as well.