Oedipus Scene 1. ***Literary Terms (Make sure you have all the following literary terms in your Literary Terms section of your notebook.). Tragedy: A play in which a main character suffers a downfall as a result of outside forces or flaw.
5. Hubris: excessive pride
6. Pathos: the events in a literary work which evoke feelings of sympathy and pity in a reader
7. Chorus: a performer or group of performers whose function is to comment on the action that has just occurred in a drama.
8. Foreshadowing: clues that hint to what will happen in a work of literature
9. Dramatic irony: the reader or audience knows something that a character does not know.
10. Dramatic Irony:
11. Verbal Irony:
12. Situational Irony:
10. Indirect characterization: the writer reveals information about a character and his personality through that character's thoughts, words, and actions
1. Direct characterization: the writer makes direct statements about a character's personality
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Exiled but unharmed
Curse of a painful life
Answer the following questions by giving evidence from your text.
Answer to the best of your ability.
1. Is Teiresias telling the truth?
(Give evidence of whether of not he is a credible seer?)
2. Could Oedipus actually be the murderer?
(What character traits might reveal that he is?)
(What character traits challenge Teiresias’ claims?)
The Chorus compares him with the god Apollo (god of prophecy).
Known all over Thebes that he has given correct prophecies for years.
Is Teiresias telling the truth?
He once saved the city from a terrible monster, the Sphinx.
He cares deeply about his people’s suffering and pain.