….it just might exist


Since we are reading a play in which the main character (like all humans) cannot seem to get out of his own way, it’s important we begin to talk about what the Greeks called hubris, or “excessive pride”. Hubris is the belief that one is equal to or above the gods. It is putting yourself up so high that there is no ground beneath you to support yourself. It’s hard to find modern stories that include true hubris, but there are still stories of incredible arrogance and self-pride that tell of how someone’s feelings about himself caused his downfall.

So, for this prompt, I want you to write about your hubris. If you cannot find any real hubris in your personality, what is your major flaw as person? What are you completely unwilling to not do, even though you realize or have been told it is the wrong thing to do?

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