So this week in class we got to start an entirely new unit, so quite a lot to try and soak up in just one short week, and I am going to try not leave important stuff out. So when we initially discussed tragedy I think we all new the baseline of what a tragedy is on the surface as we had all read Hamlet the previous year. But I think what we lacked is a true understanding of why tragedies exist and what they really try to target. We got to read all of these Wikipedia links about tragedy to try and get a better understanding, but what was really valuable was when the whole class talked about their own understanding of a tragedy and what it meant to them. To me it seems that more often then not tragedy that occurs to the main character is often inflicted by the main character so hence the title, the pseudo tragedy. Also just to note towards the end of the week on Friday we had a class wide discussion about the Dakota pipeline, so actually a real hot-button topic. It was really nice to be able to have a controversial discussion like this in a environment where students feel free to speak their mind, but to me personally it also pointed out the students who let their emotions control their actions and really get flustered when they meet someone of an opposing view point, but I hope we can do something similar to this format again.