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1 Oedipus Rex Terms associated with the 1 st reading p. 1-23/5-36 Retrospection:___________________ Retrospection:___________________ Tragic Hero—In order for a character to be considered a Tragic Hero they need to possess the following: Tragic Hero—In order for a character to be considered a Tragic Hero they need to possess the following: –Noble Status –Inner Nobility –Free Will –Tragic Flaw 3 Ironies: 3 Ironies: –Verbal, Situational, Dramatic

2 Oedipus Rex First Readings p. 1-23/5-36 What do we learn about Oedipus’ virtues as a ruler? Tragic Hero Tragic Hero –Noble Status: –Inner Nobility:

3 Exposition/Rise in Action Early in the exposition what do we learn about the situation in Thebes? Exposition Rise in Action Turning Point/Climax Fall in Action Catastrophe What question drives the onset of the play?

4 What information does Creon supply? Why is this an example of retrospection?

5 What does Oedipus declare will be the fate of the murderer of King Laius ? What type of irony is this an example of?

6 Who is Tiresias and what is his message? Of what significance is his blindness? SYMBOL What is Oedipus’ response to the revelations of Tiresias?

7 Component of the Tragic Hero What initial signs of rashness do we see in Oedipus? What initial signs of rashness do we see in Oedipus? Where do you think these signs would fall within the Tragic Hero components? Where do you think these signs would fall within the Tragic Hero components?

8 What false conclusion does Oedipus reach as a result of his quarrel with Tiresias? What false conclusion does Oedipus reach as a result of his quarrel with Tiresias? What effect could this conclusion have on Oedipus? What effect could this conclusion have on Oedipus?

9 What role does the first senator play in the quarrel between Creon and Oedipus? What role does the first senator play in the quarrel between Creon and Oedipus? What do we learn about Creon’s character? What do we learn about Creon’s character?

10 Oedipus Rex p /36-51 When Jocasta questions what has happened between Creon and Oedipus, what does the Senator/chorus tell her? When Jocasta questions what has happened between Creon and Oedipus, what does the Senator/chorus tell her? Why do you suppose he does this? Why do you suppose he does this?

11 Pg. 26/27 ; p.41 How does Jocasta reassure her husband that he could not be the killer of King Laius? How does Jocasta reassure her husband that he could not be the killer of King Laius? Jocasta uses ______________ when she recalls the former King’s prophesy and apparent death. (Lit. term) Jocasta uses ______________ when she recalls the former King’s prophesy and apparent death. (Lit. term)

12 Turning Point of the play How does the Jocasta describe the former King?—be specific. How does the Jocasta describe the former King?—be specific. During his conversation with Jocasta, what characteristic of the Tragic Hero does Oedipus display. During his conversation with Jocasta, what characteristic of the Tragic Hero does Oedipus display.

13 Turning Point/Climax Oedipus Zeus Exposition Rise in Action Turning Point/Climax Fall in Action Catastrophe How to save Thebes? Tiresias Creon

14 Turning Point Why is this passage so important to the plot of the play? What question has been driving the first part of the play? What was Oedipus’ primary objective? What question has been driving the first part of the play? What was Oedipus’ primary objective? What is he left to question AFTER his conversation with Jocasta? What is he left to question AFTER his conversation with Jocasta?

15 Turning Point/Climax Oedipus Zeus Exposition Rise in Action Turning Point/Climax Fall in Action Catastrophe How to save Thebes? Tiresias Creon Jocasta/Retrospection

16 Has Oedipus connected the dots?? What important information does Oedipus share with his wife/momma? What important information does Oedipus share with his wife/momma? After his conversation with Jocasta, what “last hope” does he hold on to? After his conversation with Jocasta, what “last hope” does he hold on to?

17 Turning Point Cont… By the end of p. 33/51, the Corinth Messenger arrives in Thebes. What news does he bring? Why is this SO SIGNIFICNT to the plot? By the end of p. 33/51, the Corinth Messenger arrives in Thebes. What news does he bring? Why is this SO SIGNIFICNT to the plot?

18 “Revelations” By the end of this section, what has Oedipus come to realize? Jocasta? By the end of this section, what has Oedipus come to realize? Jocasta? Oedipus’ crimes are not the first in the unraveling of this tragedy. What is believed to be the crime of Laius and Jocasta? Oedipus’ crimes are not the first in the unraveling of this tragedy. What is believed to be the crime of Laius and Jocasta?

19 Oedipus Rex Terms p / “cides” 5 “cides” –Infanticide: –Genocide: –Regicide: –Patricide: –Suicide:

20 Oedipus Rex p /52-73 Oedipus feels he may have surpassed his fate when he hears the news that his “father”(the King of Corinth) has died of sickness and old age. Who does he still fear and how is this a form of irony? Oedipus feels he may have surpassed his fate when he hears the news that his “father”(the King of Corinth) has died of sickness and old age. Who does he still fear and how is this a form of irony?

21 Falling Action (1) What does the Corinth messenger tell Oedipus about his past? What does the Corinth messenger tell Oedipus about his past? Why is this so important to the play? Why is this so important to the play?

22 Fall in Action 1 Oedipus Zeus/Oracle of Apollo Exposition Rise in Action Turning Point/Climax Jocasta/Retrospection Fall in Action Catastrophe How to save Thebes? Who am I? Tiresias Creon Corinth Messenger

23 Jocasta’s Denial Why does Jocasta attempt to keep Oedipus from questioning the shepherd? Why does Jocasta attempt to keep Oedipus from questioning the shepherd? How does Oedipus misconstrue her pleas to stop his investigation? How does Oedipus misconstrue her pleas to stop his investigation? Jocasta says, “O, woe, woe, unhappy! This is all I have to say to thee, and no word more, forever!” What does she mean by this? Jocasta says, “O, woe, woe, unhappy! This is all I have to say to thee, and no word more, forever!” What does she mean by this? What is implied about self-knowledge and its price in Oedipus Rex? What is implied about self-knowledge and its price in Oedipus Rex?

24 Falling Action (2) Why is the shepherd reluctant to speak? Why is the shepherd reluctant to speak? How does Oedipus demonstrate his free will and ultimately one of his tragic flaws while talking to the old shepherd? How does Oedipus demonstrate his free will and ultimately one of his tragic flaws while talking to the old shepherd? What facts does the shepherd bring to light? What facts does the shepherd bring to light?

25 Fall in Action 2 Oedipus Zeus/Oracle of Apollo Exposition Rise in Action Turning Point/Climax Jocasta/Retrospection Fall in Action Catastrophe How to save Thebes? Who am I? Tiresias Creon Corinth Messenger

26 The making of a Catastrophe What news does the 2 nd messenger bring concerning Jocasta? What news does the 2 nd messenger bring concerning Jocasta? Concerning Oedipus? Concerning Oedipus? How is this fitting for both characters in the play? How is this fitting for both characters in the play?

27 Catastrophe/Exodus Oedipus Zeus/Oracle of Apollo Exposition Rise in Action Turning Point/Climax Jocasta Fall in Action Catastrophe How to save Thebes? Who am I? Tiresias Creon Corinth Messenger Slave/Witness/”Shepherd”

28 Oedipus “sees” the light… What admirable trait is revealed about Oedipus’ character in the scene where he discovers the full truth about himself? What admirable trait is revealed about Oedipus’ character in the scene where he discovers the full truth about himself? How has Oedipus come full circle? How has Oedipus come full circle? How has he evolved into Tiresias? How has he evolved into Tiresias? Why and what type of irony is this? Why and what type of irony is this? What does Oedipus’ reaction to his downfall say about his character? What does Oedipus’ reaction to his downfall say about his character?

29 Theme: Self-Knowledge How do the metaphors of vision and blindness reflect the theme of Oedipus arriving at self-knowledge? How do the metaphors of vision and blindness reflect the theme of Oedipus arriving at self-knowledge?

30 MetaphorThebes How does the image of the plague-stricken city of Thebes serve as an ironic comment on Oedipus’ situation? How does the image of the plague-stricken city of Thebes serve as an ironic comment on Oedipus’ situation?

31 5 “cides” Infanticide Genocide Regicide Patricide Suicide OEDIPUS’ CRIMES JOCASTA AND KING LAIUS’ CRIMES JOCASTA…WHY? What does this tell us about her character? Contrast her with Oedipus. How much control do the Gods have in all of this?? Can we chalk any of it up to mere coincidence?

32 Theme: Self-Knowledge How does Oedipus arrive at self-knowledge? Oedipus’ character coming full circle What decision is Oedipus faced with at this point in the play?

33 Exodus What does Oedipus ask of Creon? Creon’s reply?

34 Oedipus’ Evolution Initial Character Bent on_________________ 2. Rash and Proud of _______________________ 3. _______________________ 4. _______________of those around him 5. _________________________ Gods/Prophecy Forces of Change Quest for_________________ 2. Conversations with _______________________ 3. Suspicions of others prove _______________________

35 Oedipus’ Evolution Cont… Final Character Respects the power of ______________ ________ and _______ of his shame ______________ ______________

36 Theme of Fate: Sophocles raised the philosophical question of FATE and it’s effect in one’s life….What effect does FATE have on Oedipus and his situation? Family? Thebes? Sophocles raised the philosophical question of FATE and it’s effect in one’s life….What effect does FATE have on Oedipus and his situation? Family? Thebes? …what is meant to be, will be. Do you still agree/disagree now that we have read and analyzed the text? Do you still agree/disagree now that we have read and analyzed the text?

37 Theme of Radical Alienation: What does it mean to be “radically alienated”? What does it mean to be “radically alienated”? How was Oedipus radically alienated? How was Oedipus radically alienated? 1. ________ 2. ________ 3. ________ 4. ________

38 Tragic Vision: Sophocles purpose What does the story of Oedipus teach us, the reader? What does the story of Oedipus teach us, the reader? –The story of Oedipus teaches us that we never truly know ourselves as we think we do. Sophocles wants us (his readers) to consider the fact that one cannot escape, what is meant to be…

39 …what is meant to be, will be. Right??? Do we----or can we----control our own destiny or fate? Did Oedipus ever have a chance? Was he destined to travel down this path? If so, why? What did he think about FATE? What did he think about FATE? Jocasta? Jocasta? Your self? Your self?

40 Symbolism in Oedipus Rex Mt. Delphi (home of Apollo): Mt. Delphi (home of Apollo): the Sphinx: the Sphinx: the Plague: the Plague: Blindness: Blindness: Corinth: Corinth:

41 Important TERMS in Oedipus Rex: Greek Mythology: Greek Mythology: Greek Tragedy: Greek Tragedy: Tragic Hero: Tragic Hero: Retrospection: Retrospection: 5 “cides”: 5 “cides”: 3 parts of a Greek Play: 3 parts of a Greek Play: 3 types of irony: 3 types of irony:

42 Themes in Oedipus Rex: Self-Knowledge: Self-Knowledge: Fate: Fate: Radical Alienation: Radical Alienation: Tragic Vision: Tragic Vision:


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