Oedipus Rex

Oedipus Rex

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  • Hamartia
  • Hubris
  • "I shall not cease to hold the God as my champion."
  • Peripeteia
  • Oedipus Rex shows hamartia when he killed his father and slept with his mother. In scene, it says, “You are the murderer of the king.”. It also says that the prophecy said that he could kill his father and sleep with his mother.
  • Anagnorisis
  • "O, O, O, light of the sun, let me look upon you no more. Cursed is my life."
  • Oedipus Rex shows hubris when he insulted the Gods. In scene says, °I shall not cease to hold the God as my champion.”. This shows that he was arrogant with the Gods, and deserves a miserable life.
  • Nemesis
  • "O dearest Jocasta" 
  • Oedipus Rex shows at the beginning he was someone important and respected by all, but at the end, everyone hates Oedipus, because of his story. In scene, it says “It’s finally revealed that the herdsman got the child from Jocasta and gave it to the Messenger.”. This shows that finally, Oedipus has the answer to it.
  • Catharsis
  • Oedipus Rex shows anagnorisis when he discovered that he killed his father and married his mother. In the scene when he realizes all the truth, he said “ O, O, O, Light of the sun, let me look upon you no more. Cursed is my life.”. This shows that he was surprised with all these truths.
  • Oedipus Rex shows nemesis when Oedipus married with his mother, but didn’t knew it. In scene shows, “O dearest Jocasta”, Oedipus said to his wife/mother. This shows that the prophecy was right.
  • Oedipus Rex shows catharsis when he didn’t want to see his mother/wife dead, and stabbed his eyes. In scene, the second messenger said “He tore the brooches from her and lifted them up high and dashed them into his own eyeballs.”. This shows that he is blind now, and it makes the audience feel bad, pity for Oedipus.
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