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1 KEEP or GIVE Oedipus Part 1

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9 What crisis is Thebes battling when the play opens?
Terrible plague

10 What two emotions does a tragedy trigger within an audience?
Pity and fear

11 What character represents the search for knowledge?

12 In what way does Oedipus symbolize the protagonist of a tragedy?
He is the son of a king.

13 T/F A central idea in Oedipus concerns the difficulty for humans to see the truth about themselves.

14 T/F A central issue in Oedipus concerns the acceptance of destiny.

15 What personality traits determine Oedipus’ actions throughout the play?
Stubbornness and perseverance

16 A character’s weakness that causes his downfall
Define “tragic flaw”. A character’s weakness that causes his downfall Porta capena – beginning of the Appian Way

17 What does “Oedipus” mean?
Swollen foot

18 What was terrorizing Thebes when Oedipus first arrived?
A sphinx Baths of Caracalla

19 What was the answer to the sphinx’s riddle?

20 Whom did Oedipus murder. (give name)

21 Why is the plague terrorizing Thebes?
Laius’ murder has gone unsolved and the murderer un punished.

22 With which god is the chorus most distressed?

23 Why did Oedipus summon Lord Teiresias?
He wants Teiresias to reveal the name of Laius’ murderer.

24 According to Teiresias, who is the murderer?
Oedipus Baths of Diocletian – capy. 3000

25 A group of old men Who makes up the chorus?

26 What does the chorus ask for in order to know who the true murderer is?

27 Which two people do Oedipus accuse of killing Laius?
Teiresias and Creon

28 What reason does Oedipus give for accusing Creon of killing Laius?
Creon wanted the throne.

29 Give one reason why Creon doesn’t want the throne.
He wants the privileges but not the responsibility. He doesn’t want to go against what the people want, which kings often have to do. Everyone likes him already.

30 How does Oedipus want to punish Creon?
Oedipus wants to kill Creon.

31 According to Jocasta, what does the oracle say would happen to Laius?
He’d die at the hands of his son.

32 What physical ailment afflicts Teiresias?
He’s blind.

33 What two reasons does Oedipus give for wanting to find Laius’s murderer?
To end the plague to avoid Laius’ fate Theater of Marcellus

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