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oedipus rex

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jesssie tai

on 3 October 2012

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Transcript of oedipus rex

Embellishments of Tragedy
In Oedipus Rex Spectacle Visual impact "Least artistic" Most spectacular:
Oedipus' eyes Parados Ode 1 Ode 2 Exodus The Chorus Ode 3 Ode 4 "Respect Kreon's word" (620)
Be "prudent" (380)
Call upon Teiresias (273) Scene 1 Scene 2 Scene 3 Scene 4 Odes Sung by chorus
Strophes and Antistrophes

Explain and Expand ideas
Express public's thoughts Explains common people's feelings
and summarizes Integrated into play by "playing" roles: Settles disputes between Oedipus and Teiresias (392), Oedipus and Kreon (604) Narrator Adviser Mediator Explain and Expand Ideas Foreshadow Express public's thoughts
"The plague burns on, it is pitless, Though pallid children laden with death Lie unwept in the stony way" (181-183) Antistrophe 1 Parados Ode IV Strophe II "That killer's hour of flight has come...For Zeus armed with his father's thunder leaps in lighting after him" (454-457) Ode I Antistrophe 1 "Shall I believe my great lord criminal At a raging word that a blind man let fall?" (484) Ode I Antistrophe 2 "Most pitiful is this man's story: His fortunes are most changed, his state fallen to a low slave's" (1168-1170) Chorus cries out for help as city is tormented. Chorus denies that Oedipus is the murderer of Laios. Chorus fights between Oedipus' honor, or honoring the gods. Chorus loses faith in Oedipus, wants to know his origin. Chorus mourns the fall of Oedipus, rejoices the city's revival. Chorus warns of stories like Oedipus Rex. Ode Timeline This awesome presentation brought to you by:
Linnea, Zoe, Jessie & Jackie Thanks for listening!
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