Oedipus Rex

Oedipus Rex
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  • Hamartia
  • Hubris
  • Peripeteia
  • Oedipus's tragic flaw is his pride. He is unwilling to accept his fate, fighting against it and denying all claims pertaining to it.
  • Anagnorisis
  • Due to his pride, Oedipus refuses to listen to the prophet that tells him about the truth of his birth and fate.
  • Nemesis
  • Oedipus and Jocasta come closer to learning the truth.
  • Catharsis
  • Oedipus finally realizes that everything he was told about his fate was true.
  • The realization of Oedipus's true fate leads to more tragedy; Oedipus blinds himself, Jocasta commits suicide.
  • The story is resolved with more tragedy, asking the audience if fate can really be avoided.
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