Oedipus Rex

Oedipus Rex

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  • Hamartia
  • Ah, I am on the brink of dreadful speech!
  • And I dreadful of hearing. Yet I must hear.
  • Hubris
  • You are the fool Creon, are you not?
  • Peripeteia
  • Ah God! It was true! All the prophecies!
  • The flaw that causes the hero's downfall.
  • Anagnorisis
  • Then the evidence all points to me.
  • Excessive pride.
  • Nemesis
  • The boy will marry his mother and murder his father.
  • A reversal of fortune.
  • Catharsis
  • I knew that they were dear to you in the old days, and know you must love them still.
  • The moment when the hero makes a critical discovery.
  • A fate that cannot be avoided.
  • The feeling of pity or fear the audience experiences after the hero's fall.
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