Oedipus the King

Oedipus the King
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  • Hamartia
  • Hubris
  • Peripeteia
  • Oedipus unintentionally kills his father and marries his mother. This eventually leads to his downfall because he is slowly fulfilling the prophecy.
  • Anagnorsis
  • In this scene Oedipus pride takes over completely and he does not believe what the people around him are saying.
  • Nemesis
  • In this scene the messanger arrives from Corinth with news that Polybus has died. This is a reversal of fortune because
  • Catharsis
  • Oedipus finds out that the herdsman got the baby from Jacosta and the prophecy cannot be avoided.
  • The Nemesis for Oedipus is when he discovers that he killed his father and married his mother.
  • Catharsis takes hold because the audience feels pity and fear for Oedipus because he makes a curse then finds his true identity followed by the curse he indicted.
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