English Story Board Oedipus the King

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  • Hamartia
  • Hubris
  • You have married your mother and killed your father.
  • Peripeteia
  • Polybus is dead
  • Not meaning to Oedipus kills his father and then marries his mother. This shows Oedipus fulfilling the prophecy.
  • Anagnorisis
  • Oedipus does not believe what Tierises is saying to him. Oedipus is bound to find out who killed Lauis. 
  • Nemesis
  • Do you take Jocasta as your wife?
  • The messenger arrives from Corinth to tell him that Polybus is dead.
  • Catharsis
  • Oedipus finds out the herdsman got the baby which was him from Jocasta. The prophecy was fulfilled by Oedipus without him knowing.
  • Oedipus killed his father and married his mother without knowing.
  • The audience feels pity and fear because he fulfills the prophecy and then finds his own identity which ruins him.
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