Oedipus Rex

To the ancients, Oedipus was the model of nobility in his innate sense of justice, selfless concern for the well-being of his people, and ultimate embrace of his destiny. What then, is the nature of Oedipus’s responsibility for his fate and the fate of Thebes? Write an essay in which you discuss the role of the “tragic hero” in Oedipus Rex. What is the play’s intended lesson?
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40 Point Rubric

CATEGORY SUPERIOR (5) SUFFICIENT (4) MINIMAL (3) UNACCEPTABLE (2)
THESIS 2x Thesis is strong and explicitly stated. The student provided a clear "essay map," author and work (if necessary) Thesis is general and clearly stated. The student provided a general "essay map," author and work (if necessary) Thesis too vague or unidentifiable. Author and work may or may not be given. Thesis unidentifiable and intent of essay unclear. Author and work may or may not be given.
ORGANIZATION 2x Organizational structure is clear and makes sense. Each sentence flows into the next one. Each paragraph logically moves into the next paragraph. Clear and well written introduction and conclusion. Paper meets required length. All required elements present. Organizational structure is clear for the most part. Majority of sentences flow and the order of the paper makes sense. Clear introduction/ conclusion but could be better written. Paper meets required length. Most required elements present. Organization, sentences or paragraphs disjointed. Stronger introduction or conclusion needed. Paper falls short of required length. Some of the required elements are present. Organization does not make sense. Hard to follow/read. No clear introduction or conclusion. Paper is not required length. None of the required elements are present.
SUPPORT/ CONTENT 3x All claims are supported by the text or explained thoroughly so the reader is not left with questions. Content is relevant to the question asked. Most claims are supported by the text or explained thoroughly so the reader is left with few questions. Most of the content is relevant to the question asked. Few claims are supported by the text or explained thoroughly. The reader is left with some questions. Some of the content is irrelevant to the question asked. Very few claims are supported by the text or explained thoroughly. The reader is left with a lot of questions. Content is irrelevant to the question asked.
WORDING/ GRAMMAR/ SPELLING 1x All sentences are easy to read and follow. Writer varies sentence structure effectively. The paper is proofread thoroughly and free of grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors. Most sentences are easy to read and follow. Writer varies sentence structure and this is usually effective. The paper has very few grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors. Most sentences are awkward or hard to follow. The paper has many grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors. Very hard for the reader to follow. The paper has not been effectively proofread and is full of grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors.

 

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