- 1 Who does the chorus believe Oedipus or Tiresias Why?
- 2 What was the prophecy of Tiresias about Oedipus?
- 3 How does Oedipus build his accusations against Teiresias?
- 4 Why is Tiresias summoned before Oedipus?
- 5 Is Tiresias blind?
- 6 Why is it ironic that Teiresias is blind?
- 7 What was Tiresias prophecy?
- 8 How does Tiresias see the future?
- 9 Who is blind between Oedipus and Tiresias?
- 10 Why does Oedipus feel he is the person most affected by the plague?
- 11 What truth does Teiresias ultimately reveal?
- 12 What happens after Teiresias tells Oedipus?
- 13 What can Tiresias see?
- 14 What is the role of Tiresias in Oedipus the King?
- 15 Why is King Oedipus upset with Tiresias?
Who does the chorus believe Oedipus or Tiresias Why?
Whom does the Chorus believe, Oedipus or Tiresias? Why? Oedipus, because he saved them from the Riddle of the Sphinx and they are not sure if they can trust prophecies. What arguments does Creon use to defend himself?
What was the prophecy of Tiresias about 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.
How does Oedipus build his accusations against Teiresias?
Oedipus accuses Teiresias of “play[ing] [a] part” in the murder of Laius (line 414). He doesn’t appear to have any evidence to support this accusation; it’s just a “feeling” that Oedipus has (line 413). Some students might suggest that Oedipus’s accusation is made in “anger” and emotional rather than rational.
Why is Tiresias summoned before Oedipus?
Why does Oedipus summon Tiresias? He’s a prophet and may know who the killer is or how to find him. He doesn’t want to reveal the truth – Oedipus is enraged at this.
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.
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 was Tiresias prophecy?
Tiresias tells him that his refusal to bury Polynices and his punishment of Antigone for the burial will bring the curses of the gods down on Thebes. Hearing this, Creon curses Tiresias, calling him a false prophet who traffics in poor advice and rhetoric.
How does Tiresias see the future?
When Athena blinded Tiresias, she also gave him foresight, the ability to see into the future. He is often portrayed as the oracle of Apollo, a man who could see the future and the will of the gods. It’s in this role, as a prophet and an oracle who possesses the gift of foresight, that Tiresias appears in Oedipus Rex.
Who is blind between Oedipus and Tiresias?
Though Tiresias is a noted seer, Oedipus is too angry to listen to him. Oedipus convinces himself that Creon has put Tiresias up to making these accusations in attempt to overthrow him. He mocks Tiresias’s blindness and calls the man a false prophet.
Why does Oedipus feel he is the person most affected by the plague?
He says that the plague has affected him more strongly than it has affected the people appealing to him by saying that he grieves for the entire city instead of just having to worry about himself. He has to worry about more people because he’s the king. In what two ways is Creon related to Oedipus?
What truth does Teiresias ultimately reveal?
Teiresias knows his parents. What truths does Teiresias present to Oedipus in his speeches following the interruption of the choragus? they are shocked that they would kill the king because Oedipus saved them from the sphinx.
What happens after Teiresias tells Oedipus?
What happens after Teiresias tells Oedipus, “The accursed polluter of this land is you.” Oedipus accuses Jocasta of cheating on him. Oedipus accuses the Chorus of treason. Oedipus thanks Teiresias for helping him “see” the truth. Oedipus accuses Teiresias and Creon of treason.
What can Tiresias see?
Tiresias is blind but can see the truth; Oedipus has his sight but cannot. Oedipus claims that he longs to know the truth; Tiresias says that seeing the truth only brings one pain. In addition to this unspoken irony, the conversation between Tiresias and Oedipus is filled with references to sight and eyes.
What is the role of Tiresias in Oedipus the King?
Tiresias serves the purpose of motivating and propelling the main character Oedipus through the story. Through values such as truth, knowledge and faith, Tiresias controls the fate of Oedipus the King. Tiresias is a blind soothsayer or rather, a prophet. He reveals a truth to Oedipus, that will change his life forever.
Why is King Oedipus upset with Tiresias?
Both Jocasta and Oedipus are skeptical of his prophecies. In this scene, Oedipus gets angry at Teiresias because the prophet won’t reveal the identity of Laius’ murderer.