- 1 How does the chorus react in this ode to Oedipus turn of fortune?
- 2 What does Oedipus say the chorus position will result in?
- 3 What concerns does the chorus Express in the fourth stanza?
- 4 What does the chorus urge Oedipus do?
- 5 Why is it ironic that Teiresias is blind?
- 6 What finally becomes of Oedipus?
- 7 Why does Jocasta kill herself in Oedipus Rex?
- 8 Why did Oedipus stab his eyes?
- 9 Is Tiresias blind?
- 10 What general lesson does the chorus draw from the example of Oedipus’s life?
- 11 What does Tiresias predict will happen to Oedipus?
- 12 Is Oedipus a tyrannical ruler?
- 13 Was Oedipus at fault in the realization of his unfortunate prophecy?
- 14 Did Oedipus know he killed his father?
- 15 What is ironic about what the chorus is saying for Oedipus to do?
How does the chorus react in this ode to Oedipus turn of fortune?
How does the chorus react in the fifth choral ode to Oedipus’s turn of fortune? The chorus is profoundly shocked by Oedipus’s reversal of fortune. Unlike the audience, the senators had no preparation for Oedipus’s fall.
What does Oedipus say the chorus position will result in?
(b) Oedipus should not judge Creon prematurely. What does Oedipus say the chorus ‘ position will result in? How does Oedipus react to the chorus ‘ pleas? (a) Oedipus gives in to the chorus unwillingly, foreseeing doom to himself.
What concerns does the chorus Express in the fourth stanza?
What concern does the Chorus express in the fourth stanza (“the earth’s navel” = the Delphic Oracle)? They are concerned that Oedipus and Jocasta’s lack of faith will cause the citizens of Thebes to suffer.
What does the chorus urge Oedipus do?
What does Oedipus believe about Tiresias info? What does the chorus urge Oedipus to do? They urge him to be merciful. What evidence does Jocasta unknowingly reveal in her conversation with Oedipus?
Why is it ironic that Teiresias is blind?
Terms in this set (5) Why is it particularly ironic that Teiresias, the prophet, is blind? Ironic because Oedipus Rex becomes blind too. The prophet can see the future, trying to avoid the future made it come true.
What finally becomes of Oedipus?
What finally becomes of Oedipus? He lives in self-exile on Mt. Cithaeron where he should’ve died for an infant.
Why does Jocasta kill herself in Oedipus Rex?
Jocasta kills herself because she engaged in an infamous double bond between child and husband. Meaning, she felt extreme guilt and disgust because she slept with Laius, had a child, and then later slept with this child.
Why did Oedipus stab his eyes?
Oedipus acknowledges that his hubris has left him blind to the truth and is too ashamed of himself to witness the citizens’ reactions. Overall, Oedipus chooses stab out his eyes as a way of punishing himself for his hubris and ignorance.
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.
What general lesson does the chorus draw from the example of Oedipus’s life?
The general lesson that the Chorus draws from the example of Oedipus’s life is you can’t be happy without having pain.
What does Tiresias predict will happen to Oedipus?
In the first act of Oedipus Rex, Teiresias predicts that Oedipus will be a sibling to his own children, and a son to his own wife. He also tells Oedipus that Laius was the man whom Oedipus killed on the road. Oedipus does not believe the words of Teiresias, and Teiresias is angered by Oedipus’s insolence.
Is Oedipus a tyrannical ruler?
As prophesied, Oedipus and Laius cross paths which leads to a fight where Oedipus slays Laius and his guards. Oedipus then defeats the Sphinx by solving a mysterious riddle to become king. Oedipus came to power by killing the previous king, which makes him a tyrannical ruler.
Was Oedipus at fault in the realization of his unfortunate prophecy?
Oedipus did all he could to avoid fulfilling the prophecy. It is not his fault that everyone who contributed to raising him lied to him. Oedipus was not told the truth about his prophecy until it was too late.
Did Oedipus know he killed his father?
Not until it was far too late did Oedipus know he killed his father. By the time the murder was revealed- the first part of the prophecy he had tried to avoid, he had already fulfilled the second and more horrifying part. He had married his own mother, and she had borne his children.
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.