Oedipus

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  • HAMARTIA
  • Oedipus goes on a rampage and kills everyone, including his own father, who was the king.
  • I'm so mad!
  • HUBRIS
  • He kills what turns out to be his father over such a small slight on the road reflects this pride.
  • PERIPETEIA
  • The Messenger arrives from Corinth: Polybus, who is not the real father of Oedipus.
  • Hello, Father?
  • The flaw that causes the hero's downfall
  • ANAGNORISIS
  • “My own flesh and blood,”
  • Excessive pride
  • NEMESIS
  • A reversal of fortune
  • CATHARSIS
  • "I do not know; I have no eyes to see what princes do."
  • The moment when the hero makes a critical discovery
  • Oedipus realizes that he had kids with his own mother, also known as incest.
  • A fate that cannot be avoided
  • Oedipus's destiny is to marry his mother and kill his father. He does everything he can to change that fate, but its impossible. Jocasta also kills herself due to this fate.
  • The feeling of pity or fear the audience experiences after the hero's fall.
  • The audience is moved to fear and pity at the end of the play not because Oedipus is sinful, but because he's always tried to do the right thing.
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