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Justice In Oedipus the King

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Irene Guggenheim-Triana

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Transcript of Justice In Oedipus the King

The Plague-Inciting Incident
"Our city--
look around you, see with your own eyes--
our ship pitches wildly, cannot lift her head from the depths,
the red waves of death...
Thebes is dying."
Justice In Oedipus the King
Justice in Oedipus the King
Plot Structure and Diction
Chloe Shankle, Isabelle Zhou, Irene Guggenheim-Triana, Jack Rose
Theme: A leader must deal out justice for the benefit of his people.
Lines: 27- 31 ;

Lines 30-31

Oedipus' Purpose
"Drive him out, each of you, from every home."
Line 275
Shows Oedipus intends to complete his job- deals out a punishment to the criminal
Lifting the plague releases people from deadly effects (benefit)
Oedipus' Fulfillment
"
Drive me out of the land at once
, far from sight, where I can never hear a human voice."
Line

1571
-1572
Completes his job (punishes the criminal)
Oedipus' Justice

"
Drive me out of the land at once
,
far from sight, where I can never hear a human voice."
Line

1571
-1572
But also demonstrates justice in his punishment b/c gives himself an equal sentence
Oedipus' Reasonable Punishment
Resolution
"Rule our land, you know you have the power,
but rule a land of the living, not a wasteland.
Ship and towered
city are nothing, stripped of men alive within it,
living all as one."
Lines 66-69;

Lines 68-69
Oedipus=leader; responsible for doing what's best for his people, no matter.
With the banishment of Oedipus, plague ends for city- people survive.
Satisfying end- understand how Oedipus' banishment is fair
Unity of Action- Cause and effect relationships
Theme: A leader must deal out justice for the benefit of his people.
Oedipus'
Reasonable
Punishment
"Rule our land, you know you have the power,
but rule a land of the living, not a wasteland.
Ship and towered
city are nothing, striped of men alive within it,
living all as one."
Lines 66-69;
Lines 68-69
Oedipus=leader; responsible for doing whats best for his people, no matter.
Resolution
With the banishment of Oedipus, plague ends for city- people survive.
Satisfying end- understand how Oedipus' banishment is fair
Unity of Action- Cause and effect relationships
The Plague-Inciting Incident
"Our city--
look around you, see with your own eyes--
our ship pitches wildly, cannot lift her head from the depths,
the red waves of death...
Thebes is dying.
"
Lines: 27- 31 ;
Lines 30-31

Lifting the plague release people from deadly effects (benefit)
Oedipus' Purpose
" Drive him out, each of you, from every home."
Line 275
Shows Oedipus intends to complete his job- deals out a punishment to the criminal
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