- 1 How does the chorus describe the city to the gods?
- 2 What is ironic about what the chorus is saying for Oedipus to do?
- 3 What does Oedipus fear for his daughters?
- 4 Who else does Oedipus feel against him?
- 5 What reasons does Jocasta give for not having faith in the prophecy?
- 6 Why is Teiresias reluctant to tell Oedipus his prophecy?
- 7 What God does Oedipus claim he is cursed by?
- 8 Why is the chorus praying to the gods?
- 9 Is Tiresias blind?
- 10 Who is Oedipus’s daughter?
- 11 Why does Oedipus choose to blind himself?
- 12 What basis is there for Oedipus fears that his daughters will not easily find spouses?
- 13 What did Oedipus say when he blinded himself?
- 14 Why does Oedipus think Jocasta wants him to stop asking questions?
- 15 Why did Oedipus kill Laius?
How does the chorus describe the city to the gods?
How does the chorus describe the city of gods? It is terrible everyone is dying. The chorus addresses a variety of gods, what is their central purpose? The gods can not help all the people dying.
What is ironic about what the chorus is saying for Oedipus to do?
The irony that is hidden is that although he saved them, murder also caused the plague again and the murder that happened was because of Oedipus killing the king/ his own father. In an ardent speech (lines 168 – 244) the chorus addresses the gods, adding such titles as “Healer of Delos” for Apollo.
What does Oedipus fear for his daughters?
Oedipus is concerned that his daughters won’t be treated well in life because he’s their father and brother, and they’ll likely suffer more than their brothers because of the curse and the disgrace Oedipus brought to his family. In thinking of the evil days to come, The slights and wrongs that men will put upon you.
Who else does Oedipus feel against him?
Oedipus feels Creon is against him because Creon would be king if Oedipus were gone. In the speech on page 182, find four examples of Hubris.
What reasons does Jocasta give for not having faith in the prophecy?
What reasons did Jocasta give for not having faith in the prophecy? She knew her baby was killed. In terms of their approach to destiny, what do Jocasta and Oedipus have in common? They both tried to outsmart the gods and escape their destiny and both thought they did.
Why is Teiresias reluctant to tell Oedipus his prophecy?
Answer: because he knows Oedipus is the cause for all the trouble in Thebes. Explanation: Tiresias knows the answers to all of Oedipus questions, but he refuses to speak them because he also knows that it is Oedipus himself who has caused the plague by unknowingly murdering his father and marrying his own mother.
What God does Oedipus claim he is cursed by?
It is actually Laius, Oedipus ‘s birth father, who is cursed and is responsible for the curse on his descendants, and this results in Oedipus’s tragic fate. When Laius’s father, Labdacus, the king of Thebes, died, Laius was raised by his mother, who ruled Thebes as regent.
Why is the chorus praying to the gods?
What is the Chorus asking the God to heal? They want a God who has “merciful feet.” They are praying because they want the plague to be lifted from Thebes, so the characters from Antigone are praying to the Gods for forgiveness since Creom has changed his mind and went off to go and save Antigone.
Is Tiresias blind?
Tiresias, in Greek mythology, a blind Theban seer, the son of one of Athena’s favourites, the nymph Chariclo. He is a participant in several well-known legends. Later legend told that he lived for seven (or nine) generations, dying after the expedition of the Seven Against Thebes.
Who is Oedipus’s daughter?
In Greek mythology, Antigone (/ænˈtɪɡəni/ ann-TIG-ə-nee; Ancient Greek: Ἀντιγόνη) is the daughter of Oedipus and either his mother Jocasta or Euryganeia. She is a sister of Polynices, Eteocles, and Ismene.
Why does Oedipus choose to blind himself?
Overall, Oedipus chooses stab out his eyes as a way of punishing himself for his hubris and ignorance. In this Athenian tragedy by Sophocles, Oedipus chooses to blind himself after it is revealed that he has, as foretold by a prophecy, killed his father and slept with his mother.
What basis is there for Oedipus fears that his daughters will not easily find spouses?
What basis is there for Oedipus’ fear that his daughters will not easily find spouses? Oedipus fears for his daughters because they are the product of unseat. When and if they have children they will most likely have birth defects. It won’t be easy for them to have spouses.
What did Oedipus say when he blinded himself?
The metaphor of eyes, seeing and blindness by Sophocles is used extensively thoughout the text. When Teiresias tells Oedipus that he is the killer that he seeks, Oedipus tells him in line 503 “You have no truth, you’re blind. Blind in your eyes.
Why does Oedipus think Jocasta wants him to stop asking questions?
Why does Jocasta suddenly beg Oedipus to forget all this and stop asking questions? because she now knows Oedipus is her son but Oedipus thinks its because she will be embarrassed if she finds out he is from slaves. he doesnt want Oedipus to kill him.
Why did Oedipus kill Laius?
When a prophecy told him that he would be punished for his crime, he tried to escape punishment rather than repent. Laius bound Oedipus’ feet by driving a pin through them and gave him to Jocasta and ordered her to kill him. Ironically, like Laius, Oedipus wanted to avoid having the prophecy come true.