Oedipus

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  • Hamartia: One example of the hamartia in the story is when the king and queen finds out about the prophecy from the oracle and plans to give the baby away. 
  • The child will kill you and sleep with his mother
  • Catharsis: In Oedipus when the audience finds out that he is adopted and his parents aren't really his parents, they start to feel sad (emotion) for him.
  • Oedipus your parents are not who you think they are... you're adopted.
  • Tyrannos: When Oedipus leaves Corinth and arrives at Thebes he solves the riddle for the Sphinx therefore making him cease power instead of it being inherited. Through this he becomes King of Thebes and is given the Kings wife.  
  • What is a man?
  • What walks on 4 legs in the morning, 2 legs at noon, and 3 legs in the evening?
  • Peripeteia: Oedipus is crowned king of thebes for defeating the sphinx and marries Jocasta and have 4 children. 
  • Anagnorsis: Oedipus brings forward a servant that escape and witnessed the murder of the former king. He said that Oedipus killed his father. 
  • Dramatic Irony: Oedipus finds out that Jocasta is really his mother and blinds himself. 
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