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of a man like ourselves.” The hero must be neither completely virtuous nor villainous. A completely virtuous man, in meeting with adversity, is more likely to evoke shock than pity. Conversely, the picture of a villain coming to his just deserts, while satisfying the moral sense, fails again of the higher tragic qualities. The ideal hero must fall somewhere between these two extremes. Sophocles’ tragic hero Oedipus is at once an idealized and a human figure, noble enough to inspire awe, yet human enough to arouse our sympathy. There is an exercise on the next page. Please Print and bring to class. 2
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Exercise The following paragraphs lack unity. As an exercise in studying to relation of sentences to the purpose or central idea of a paragraph, look at each sentence to see where the digression begins. (Sentences are numbered). (1) In a university writing assignment, the main emphasis is on content. (2) It is what you have to say that counts, and you are expected to think through the content of your paper before you start writing. (3 ) Grammar is still important, but you are supposed to have already mastered it in high school. (4) Such faults as sentence fragments, incorrect pronoun references and tense shifts can fail a paper. (5 ) So be sure you can recognize these errors and correct them. (6) I have found that it pays to go over my first drafts
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