Oedipus Rex: The Archetypal Tragic Hero

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This project establishing Oedipus as the Archetypal Tragic Hero by identifying and explaining the following characteristics of a tragic hero. 1.Position 2.Tragic Flaw(Hamartia) 3.Reversal/Catastrophe/peripeteia 4.Recognition/catharsis/anagnorisis

Storyboard Text

  • POSITION
  • "I Oedipus, your world-renowned king."
  • TRAGIC FLAW
  • "Sure success, for me assured defeat"
  • "To one who walks warily his words, Villain detected in one day"
  • "Counts more precious, his life"
  • REVERSAL
  • "Ah me!, Ah me!""I stand a wretch, in birth, in wedlock cursed,"
  • "God help me, You where born to misery"
  • Oedipus is a king. His position is a powerful man.
  • RECOGNITION
  • "A parricide, incestuously, triply cursed!"
  • The chorus say that they detected villain in one day. This stands for Oedipus's reversal in one day.
  • Oedipus was born to misery.In that moment Oedipus suffers a downfall from his happiness to misery, because he finds out he is cursed.
  • "Oedipus realizes his tragic mistake. He’s aware of the truth now. He killed his father, married his mother, and fathered her children."
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