Macbeth Research Paper Question 3 – Tragic Hero Pathfinder Ms. Griffin – English III, L2 Question 3



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Macbeth Research Paper

Question 3 – Tragic Hero Pathfinder

Ms. Griffin – English III, L2
Question 3: Research classical, Medieval, and renaissance models for the tragic hero. Gender aside, could Lady Macbeth be considered a tragic hero?.
Be certain to support all of your assertions with direct and specific references to the text!
Books:
REF 940.2 ENCYCLOP Encyclopedia of the Renaissance

809.2 KERR Tragedy and Comedy



822.09 CLEMEN English Tragedy Before Shakespeare
Search Terms to Start With: Tragic hero, Medieval tragic hero, Renaissance tragic hero, tragic hero in classical literature, OR a the name of a specific tragic hero (Oedipus, Othello, Medea, etc.); Greek tragic hero; Aristotle tragic hero
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Databases:
From the Media Center Home Page, click on “Online Research Databases” and select a database from the table. Enter your search term in the search bar. View results being sure to pay attention to the tabs across the top of the page and the sidebars which present alternative search terms and ideas for narrowing your topic.
Note: Scroll down the page to find brief descriptions of the databases. Make sure you have a bookmark that contains all the passwords!
The following databases contain information on your topic.


  • Blooms Literary Reference Online

  • Encyclopedia Britannica Online

  • eBooks – Virtual Reference Library

  • Ebscohost

  • Literary Reference Center

  • Literature Resource Center


Internet Sites:
Medieval Tragedy: http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Library/SLT/drama/medievaltragedy.html
Tragic Virtue: http://www.jsu.edu/depart/english/gates/shtragcv.htm
Please be sure to check your sources carefully to make sure they are reputable! No Wikipedia please!



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