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The Chorus of Oedipus
Transcript of The Chorus of Oedipus
-The author (Sophocles) Connection to God/Fate - Gods in charge of fate
- Pleads to the gods for Oedipus's innocence
- Praises Apollo for all good
- Fate can fall on to even the greatest
of men Oedipus - Views Oedipus to be their savior
- Has great faith, trust, pride and support
- Although Towards the end of the play, the Chorus changes it's views drastically Change of view of Oedipus "Pride breeds the tyrant violent pride, gorging, crammed to bursting with all that is overripe and rich with ruin.... Can such a man, so desperate, still boast he can save his life from the flashing bolts of god?" [Chorus lines 962-984] "People of Thebes, my countrymen, look on Oedipus. He solved the famous riddle with his brilliance, he rose to power, a man beyond all power. Who could behold his greatness without envy? Now what a black sea of terror has overwhelmed him. Now as we keep our watch and wait the final day, count no man happy till he dies, free of pain at last" - [Chorus lines 1678-1684] Trust, pride, love, and support
for Oedipus Supportive of his decisions Lose of faith in Oedipus Feels Oedipus is guilty Oedipus is Banished Beginning End - Helps to Guide Oedipus
ex. When Oedipus accuses Creon the Chorus defends Creon and helps Oedipus to think with more reason.
-Give Oedipus a voice of reason throughout the play. page 199 Sources: