Oedipus Storyline

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  • You're not my dad!
  • Anagnorisis- the moment when the hero makes an important discovery. Oedipus finds out that his real father gave him away when he was born.  
  • Sorry son 
  • Catharsis-the audience's feelings of pity and fear. The audience shows pity after Oedipus killed his father and married his mother without knowing 
  • You shall lie with your own mother and take the blood of your father
  • Harmartia-the hero's flaw that leads to his tragic downfall. Oedipus flaw was his denial to believe the prophecies that was told to him.
  • Dramatic Irony- irony that the audience understands but the character doesn't see. The audience knew the truth with the prophecy but Oedipus was clueless.
  • Nemesis-the unavoidable fate of the hero , caused by his own hubris. Oedipus finds out the truth and he blinds himself. The mother commit suicide. 
  • Peripeteia- the hero's experience of a reversal of fate or fortune. Oedipus leaves Thebes thinking he was escaping the prophecy but was heading to the real truth. 
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