OEDIPUS REX:. (Oedipus the King) The first play in the Theban trilogy and the model of Greek tragedy. The audience watches a man’s fate unravel before him:. PROLOGUE QUESTION 1: Read the play’s backstory and evaluate the role of FATE vs. FREE WILL in the play.
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(Oedipus the King)
The first play in the Theban trilogy and the model of Greek tragedy
PROLOGUE QUESTION 1:
PROLOGUE QUESTION 2:
There is a plague on the city of Thebes and the people have come to beg Oedipus for help. Pre-read page 160 to find out what problems the city has and make a sign for the rally at the gates of the city.
PROLOGUE QUESTION 3: p159
from his opening comments?
Setting: The gates of the royal home of Oedipus
Before the scene:
PROLOGUE QUESTION 4: p160-161
PROLOGUE QUESTION 5:
PROLOGUE QUESTION 6:
Oedipus feels he now has.
PROLOGUE QUESTION 7:
“I am the land’s avenger.”
“Not to assist some distant kinsman.”
“For my own sake I rid us of this corruption.”
“By avenging Laius I defend myself.”
PROLOGUE QUESTION 8/ EPISODE 1 QUESTION 1:
(word choice) related to religion
and mourning (sorrow at a death or loss.)
EPISODE 1 QUSTION 2:
EPISODE 1 QUESTION 3: (p171-172)
EPISODE 1 QUESTION 4:
children born of the same mother might have
created blood-bonds between us” (173)
EPISODE 1 QUESTION 5:
EPISODE 1 QUESTION 6:
EPISODE 1 QUESTIONS 7 and 8:
EPISODE 1 QUESTION 9 and 10:
EPISODE 2, QUESTION 2: (pages 188-189)
EPISODE 2, QUESTION 3:
EPISODE 2, QUESTION 4:
such shouting—why this public outburst?
Aren’t you ashamed, with the land so sick,
to stir up private quarrels?” (196)
EPISODE 2, QUESTION 5:
EPISODE 2, QUESTION 6:
EPISODE 2, QUESTION 7:
EPISODE 2, QUESTION 8:
EPISODE 2, QUESTION 9A:
EPISODE 2, QUESTION 9B:
EPISODE 2, QUESTION 10:
EPISODE 2, QUESTION 11:
EPISODE 2, QUESTIONS 12 and 13:
Episode 4, QUESTION 3:
Episode 4, QUESTIONS 6 and 7: