Pyschological Approach

Question: What forces motivate the characters?

OTK Character/Situation 1:

Oedipus is motivated by his anger and pride and ends up killing the entourage of men that he encounters on his way out of Cornith.


OTK Character/ Situation 2:

Laius is motivated by the oracle to not have a son. When he ends up having a son he plans to let him die on a mountain side.


"Scars" Example:

The son's motivation is his father. He wishes and aspires to be just like him when he is older.


Media 1:

In the film "Mean Girls", the main character Cady is motivated by her new friend Janis to join a group of "mean girls" in order to get revenge.

Means Girls

Media 2:

The song "How to Save a Life" by The Fray is an emotional song on how to deal with a suicidal friend. Isaac Slade, one of the band members, was motivated by a teenage boy who he mentored at a camp for troubled teens.

Media 3:

Katniss Everdeen from District Twelve in the country of Panem volunteers to battle in the annual "Hunger Games" in the place of her younger sister Primrose. Katniss is motivated by her sister and friends to win the "Hunger Games".

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