Character Map of Oedipus Rex

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Oedipus - Character Map

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As students read, a storyboard can serve as a helpful character reference log. This log (also called a character map) allows students to recall relevant information and details about important characters. The relationships between characters in Oedipus Rex a vital to understanding how the tragedy unfolds. A character map can help keep this complex web of characters from getting tangled.

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Oedipus Rex Characters

NAMEDESCRIPTION
King LaiusFormer King of Thebes who is killed by Oedipus, his son.
JocastaWife of King Laius, who, after his death, married the savior of Thebes, Oedipus, who turns out to be her son.
OedipusThe tragic hero of the play who cannot escape prophecy: he kills his father and marries his mother.
CreonBrother-in-law of Oedipus and future ruler of Thebes.
TerisiasThe blind prophet who warns Oedipus not to investigate Laius's death.


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Student Instructions

Create a character map for the major characters.


  1. Identify the major characters in Oedipus and type their names into the different title boxes.
  2. Choose a character from the "Classical Era" or "Greek Mythology" tabs to represent each of the literary characters.
    • Select colors and a pose appropriate to story and character traits.
  3. Choose a scene or background that makes sense for the character.
  4. Fill in the Textables for Relationship to Oedipus/Description, Evidence of Fate, Character's Major Choice, and Character's Major Consequences.
  5. Save and submit the assignment.
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