Greek Terms to Know. Hamartia. Hamartia. A fatal flaw. Oedipus’ belief that he could escape his fate Oedipus ’ rash behavior Oedipus ’ pride. Hubris. Hubris. A false sense of pride in one’s own secure position. When Creon refuses to bury the body of Polyneices
A false sense of pride in one’s own secure position
When Oedipus and Jocasta discover the horrible truth of their fate, she kills herself and he gouges out his eyes for having been blind to the truth.
Literally, “a reversal of fortune”; a sudden change of circmstances
The moment Oedipus realizes that he has, indeed, murdered his father and married his mother