Phaethon WP pg. 57 Download

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Writing Prompt:
How do the character traits of Apollo or Phaethon
drive the story to its tragic conclusion.?
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 1. Choose either Apollo or Phaethon
 2. Identify the character trait or quality.
 3. How does that trait drive the story to the tragic
end.
Topic Sentence
that states the
Create a topic sentence
characters qualities and how those qualities
drive the plot of the story.
Topic Sentence Example
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Apollo’s guilt of being an ineffectual parent
caused him to make a promise to Phaethon
that he could not undo. He tells Phaethon
that he would do anything to help him.
Phaethon asks for the one thing that Apollo
fears.
Add Evidence
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 You need to quote the text directly
 Be sure to include the page number as your citation
Evidence Example
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 Apollo states, “Will you not withdraw your requestallow me to preserve my honor without destroying
the earth?” (52).
Explain how it drives
the conclusion
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 Apollo did not want to disappoint his son, but
Phaethon would not withdrawal his request to drive
the chariot. Phaethon’s chariot ride in the end
destroys the Earth and leaves it forever changed.
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Putting it all together
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Apollo’s guilt of being an ineffectual parent
caused him to make a promise to Phaethon that he
could not undo. He tells Phaethon that he would do
anything to help him. Phaethon asks for the one
thing that Apollo fears. Apollo states, “Will you not
withdraw your request- allow me to preserve my
honor without destroying the earth?” (p.52). Apollo
did not want to disappoint his son, but Phaethon
would not withdrawal his request to drive the
chariot. Phaethon’s chariot ride in the end destroys
the Earth and leaves it forever changed.