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Oedipus the King

READ FIRST! YOU BASICALLY HAVE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS TO THE PLAY! EASY! FORMAT STYLE: You will be using Chicago Style formatting, please cite where each of your answers came from using inserted Footnotes. Need help with formatting? Please review Student Resources, for assistance and sample assignments. Please attach your Unit Review by the units ends. The Unit Review must be saved in one of the following file formats: doc, docx, or pdf. "null" Please address the questions providing examples and support for each answer. At the beginning of the play Oedipus refers to “branches wound in wool” to what is he referring? What is the significance of this action? Define Sphinx? What is the its role in the play? Who is Creon and what is his relationship to the king? How does Creon define kingship? What insight does this give you to his personal desires, the job of a king, in general, in this period? How does the Chorus respond to Creon’s pleas with Oedipus? What is the role of the Chorus here? Aristotle believed Oedipus the King to be one of the finest of all tragedies because the protagonist’s recognition of the truth coincides with the reversal of his fortunes. When does this shift occur, and what does it say about the beliefs of the early Greeks? Why does Oedipus have to fall to such depths of despair? Once Oedipus is exposed, does the Chorus appear to hate him? What roles have changed and what is the purpose of the Chorus at this point in the play? Explain. Why did Oedipus pierce out his eyes? Does the ending reflect that justice (in the Greek sense) was served? Explain fully and elaborate on how this reveals to us, the reader, some insight into the Greek mindset. What does it mean when the Chorus says” Count no man happy till he dies, free of pain at last.” What is the author attempting to convey to the audience here? Who is the author of this play? What do you know about him? In what way does the author reveal his beliefs and those of his culture? Explain fully your choice of one of the beliefs revealed and how this relates to his culture. Provide a direct quote from the play to demonstrate your answer. What was the author's intent in writing this play? Who does he see as his audience? Is he attempting to share a moral lesson? To what end? (Provide direct quotes from the play to demonstrate your answers to these questions as well as a direct quote from the reading entitled: Classical Greece) How does the prophecy explain the actions of those around Oedipus? What do these actions reveal about the culture itself about the authors intent? (Provide direct quotes from the play to demonstrate your answers to these questions and also provide a direct quote from the reading entitled: Classical Greece.? What do you think the author's ultimate message was to his audience? Why was this an important lesson to teach? Provide a direct quote from the play to demonstrate your answer and one from the reading Classical Greece as well. Previous Next
READ FIRST! YOU BASICALLY HAVE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS TO THE PLAY! EASY! FORMAT STYLE: You will be using Chicago Style formatting, please cite where each of your answers came from using inserted Footnotes. Need help with formatting? Please review Student Resources, for assistance and sample assignments. Please attach your Unit Review by the units ends.
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June 18, 2016
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June 19, 2016
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