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Oedipus Rex

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Transcript of Oedipus Rex

Define Tragedy in your own words relating it to Aristotle's Poetics
- Has to be doomed from the start
- Sign from the start
- Must be unaware
How does Oedipus Rex fit the criteria of a perfect tragedy?
- Unaware of his own actions
- Legs are tied in a knot
- Gets punished at the end
How is Oedipus Rex a Tragedy
Tragic Hero:
-noble birth
-incidents of the tragedy are beyond the heroes control
-doomed from the beginning
-audience feels pathos
-suffering of the hero has meaning
-has a peripeteia-talk about it later-

What is a tragic hero?
What makes Oedipus a tragic hero?

Why? Explain?
In your opinion, what is the value of tragedy
- More significant than comedy
- More emotion envolved
- Admiration
Why does society value tragedies?
- Money
- It Sensationalizes
Value of a Tragedy
Tragedy
Tragic Hero
Value of a Tragedy
Renee, Sarah, Marcus, and David
Oedipus vs Aristotle
The Big Words
References
Peripeteia
Anagnorisis
Catharsis
Hamartia
Hubris
"Yourself the abominable contaminator" p.g.13
"Who am revealed to have been born of those, of whom i ought not-to have wedded whom, I ought not- and stain whom i might not stay"
p.g 42
"So shamelessly set you this story on foot/And think perhaps, you shall go free
p.g 13
Fate
Sophocles. Oedipus Rex. Mineola, N.Y.: BiblioBytes, 1991. Print
"And of no mortal say
'That man is happy,' till
Vexed by no grievous ill
He pass Life's goal"

(Sophocles, 54)
"to wedded whom
I ought not - and slain whom I might not slay"

(Sophocles, 42)
A staff to point his footsteps, he shall go
Also to his own sons he shall be found
Related as a brother, though their sire,
And of the woman from whose whom he came
Both son and spouse; one that has raised up seed
To his own father, and has murdered him

(Sophocles, 17)
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