Oepidus

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  • Anagnorisis Discovery used when referencing a character's shift from ignorance to knowledge. 
  • Oedipus discovers he has fulfilled the prophecies made over his life.
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  • Peripeteia The reversal of fortune; it includes changes of character but also more external changes.
  • Oepidus was supposed to die when he was cast upon a hillside by his father.
  • Tyrannos An absolute ruler who ceases power that is not inherited.
  • Oepidus becomes the King of Thebes because of his wisdom instead of ancestry. 
  • Hubris A hero's extreme pride and disrespect for the natural order of the world.
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  • Oedipus felt he was innocent and the solution to all the city's problems.
  • Catharsis Refers to an emotional release for the characters
  • Hamartia Refers to a character defect/flaw that ultimately brings about the downfall of a tragic hero
  • The audience pities Jocasta because she feels guilty of what has occurred and therefore hangs herself.
  • Oedipus lived life in denial of his fate which leads to his downfall. 
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