Emotion in the Ancient Greek World
Journal Entry about (Philoctetes by Sophocles): Empathy and Compassion
Use the following questions to guide your journal entry. Don’t answer every question they are just meant as prompts and guides, and perhaps you’ll have a lot to say about only one or two. Whichever way you approach it, just make sure you reach the 200-word limit.
(You can go over by 25 words but try to keep it close.)
Citations: remember to provide book and section numbers to specific examples you reference. This looks like: (Longus, Daphnis and Chloe 2.27-28)
(Philoctetes by Sophocles)
How do you define empathy and compassion? Are either (or both) expressed in the play? In what ways?
How does isolation contribute to ideas of empathy and compassion in the play?