Oedipus

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  • Hamartia- a fatal flaw leading to the downfall of a character.
  • Here is a representation of Oedipus killing his Father and his Father grave site.
  • Hubris- excessive pride or self confidence
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  • *&%$!
  • Peripeteia- a sudden reversal of fortune or change in circumstances.
  • Polybus has just died.
  • Oedipus' unintentional wrongdoings like her killing Laius( his own father) and marrying Jocasta (his own Mother). The ignorance of his past causes his downfall.
  • Anagnorsis- moment when the character recognizes her identity or identifies their true nature
  • Oedipus' reaction: horror
  • Oedipus wants to solve the mystery of Laius so the people he is ruling will survive. He defies the prophecy ad believes he can work his way around it.
  • Nemesis- a fate that can't be avoided
  • Here we have people trying to talk to Oedipus but he won't listen.
  • A reversal of fortune is when the messenger arrives from Corinth with news that Polybus has died.
  • Catharsis- The feeling or pity or fear the audeince experiences after the hero's fall.
  • A moment of critical discovery is when Oedipus finds out the herdsman got the baby from Jacosta and the prophecy cannot be avoided.
  • Herdsman
  • Jacosta
  • His major Nemesis is the fact that he killed his dad and married his mother and had children with her. Oedipus will eventually find out which leads to his downfall.
  • The audience feels pity and fear for Oedipus because they know he puts this curse on himself then finds his true identity but he doesn't know what is going to happen to him.
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