oedipus

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  • HAMARTIA
  • "On Creon’s word I have sent two messengers and why the prophet is not here already I have been wondering" (309-310).
  • HUBRIS
  • PERIPETEIA
  • I tell you, king, this man, this murderer (whom you have long declared you are in search of, indicting him in threatening proclamation as murderer of Laius)—he is here. (525).
  • Oedipus' flaw is that he is too curious for his own good. This ultimately ends up in him finding out about his dark past and how it affected his future and life now. 
  • ANAGNORISIS
  • Oedipus' excessive pride leads him to marrying a queen, Jocasta and also wanting to find the murderer to the old King Laius. He does not know that he had married his mother and killed his father though.
  • CATASTROPHE
  • "I beg of you in God’s name hide mesomewhere outside your country, yes, or kill me" (1586-1587).
  • Life as a king and a husband was amazing for Oedipus, until Teriesias accused him for murdering the old King Laius. This leads to him wanting to figure out who actually killed him.
  • CATHARSIS
  • Soon after being accused, Oedipus found out who actually killed King Laius, himself.  Adding on  to finding out he is a murderer, he now knows that he killed his father and married his mother. This is a dark and tragic truth for Oedipus.                                                                                                                        
  • After finding out this truth, the queen Jocasta killed herslef. Oedipus stabbed both his eyes and exiles himself to mountain Cithaeron.
  • The citizens of thebes became happier because the five fatal plagues all banished and the city began to gorw without the help of Oedipus.
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