Oedipus Rex
Updated: 3/11/2020
Oedipus Rex
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  • Principal Shown : HamartiaBrief Explanation : Oedipus calls down a punishment on the murderer of Laius. Unbeknownst to himself he is the cause of Laius' death. Oedipus unknowningly accidentally curses him self which will lead to his exhile.
  • Jocasta
  • Oedipus
  • "Now my curse on the murder. Whoever he is, a lone man unknown in his crime or one among many, let that man drag out his life in agony, step by painful step-- I curse myself as well ... if by any chance he proves to be an intimate of our house, here at my hearth, with my full knowledge, may the curse I just called down on him strike" (280-287)
  • Leader
  • Principal Shown : NemesisBrief Explanation : The unavoidable punishment that Oedipus receives is his blindness. He stabs his eyes out using Jocasta's brooches because he was blind to the truth.
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  • He digs them down the sockets of his eyes, crying, "You, you'll see no more the pain I suffered, all the pain I caused!"
  • Oedipus
  • "O god - all come true, all burst to light! O light - now let me look my last on you! I stand revealed at last - cursed in my birth, cursed in marriage, cursed in the lives I cut down with these hands!" (1306-1310)
  • Messenger
  • Jocasta
  • Shepherd
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