Oedipus Storyboard

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  • Hamartia
  • Hubris
  • I would never kill my father!
  • Peripeteia
  • I'm sorry, Polybos may be the father who raised you but you are not his son
  • Oedipus's downfall is due to the fact that he unintentionally followed his destiny. By killing father and marrying his mother, Oedipus set up his downfall for himself when he couldn't bear to handle the truth of his life.
  • Anagnorisis
  • Oh my goodness, I killed my real father
  • Oedipus's hubris makes him deny the fact that he would kill his father and marry his mother. In turn, he ends up doing what he denied so harshly by following the path that his fate set up for himself.
  • Nemesis
  • We must eliminate him before he ruins us
  • The peripeteia in Oedipus occurs when the Messenger shows up and assure Oedipus that Polybos isn't his biological father. Although he didn't have bad intentions, this still ended up being what drove Oedipus to fulfilling his horrid fate.
  • Catharsis
  • Oedipus's moment of critical discovery is when he realizes that he truly has followed his fate. By telling Oedipus the truth about his upbringing, the shepherd made Oedipus realize that he fulfilled the prophecy that his parents tried so hard to avoid.
  • The fate that Oedipus tried so hard to avoid was the fate given to him when he was born. Even though his parents tried to avoid is as best as they could by taking action the day he was born, Oedipus still ended up living to fulfill his destiny.
  • The audience can feel for Oedipus in the end when he struggles so hard to cope with the truth. It's clear to the audience that Oedipus never had bad intentions, so it's hard to see him fall apart when he never wanted to hurt anyone in the first place.
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