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Hamartia- The flaw that cayses the hero's downfall
Hubris- Excessive pride
Peripeteria- A reversal of fortune
Oedipus is very quick to judgemnt which is his tragic flaw. He was quick to judge Creon and Teiresus as conspiring against him because he force them to tell him the truth.
Anagnorisis- The moment when the hero makes a critical discovery.
Oedipus has excessive pride when he refused to believe Teiresus's accusations that Oedipus is the killer of Laius when in fact Teiresus is telling the truth
Nemesis- A fate that cannot be avoided
Oedipus goes from a great ruler to a blind outcast once he finds out that he killed his father and married hes mother after he talks to the messenger.
Catharsis- The feeling of pity or fear the audiance expirences after the hero's downfall
Oedipus discovers that he is the child that Jacosta gave to the herdsman, and that the prophecy is true through the messenger.
Oedipus was destined to kill his father and marry his mother because of a prophecy. He had no control over this and it ended up coming true leaving him blind, and an outcast from Thebes.
The audiance expirences pity for Oedipus when he finds Jacosta dead, and proceeds to stab out his eyes so that he is blind.
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