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  • Anagnorisis
  • Catharsis
  • Hamartia
  • Oedipus Rex,” anagnorisis occurs when a messenger comes and reveals to King Oedipus his true birth.He was shocked to hear this news.
  • Hubris
  • We pity Oedipus's search for truth because it leads to suffering. the audience can see it also through the story We pity him because he is a good man, a good king, and a good husband and father so everything he goes through gets rough.
  • Verbal
  • do you know where my father's killer is ...please do tell
  • no your highness. i do not know of the details
  • Oedipus in Oedipus the King by Sophocles tragic flaw that caused his downfall was his pride. ... The prophet tells Oedipus that he will one day kill his father and marry his mother this lead to his downfall and his pride was struck he lost all.
  • i must find my father's killer if it's the last thing i do
  • King Oedipus provides a classic example of a character who suffers from hubris, or excessive pride. Due to his hubris, he attempts to defy prophecies of gods, but ended up doing what he feared the most, and what he was warned against.
  • One example of dramatic irony is when Oedipus is looking for the killer of the king Laius-his father. The irony here is that he is looking for himself because he is the murder of his father. Oedipus knows that he killed someone, but what he does not know is that it was Laius, the one he murdered.
  • Oedipus unknowingly condemning himself by demanding to know the truth about the murderer of the former king. The entire action of the play is built on the dramatic irony that the murderer Oedipus seeks is himself.
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