- 1 What does the chorus urge Oedipus do?
- 2 What is the chorus saying in Oedipus Rex?
- 3 What comment does the chorus make about man’s happiness?
- 4 How does the chorus react when they see Oedipus?
- 5 Did Oedipus know he killed his father?
- 6 Why did Oedipus take his eyes out?
- 7 What is the last line of Oedipus Rex?
- 8 Is King Oedipus a victim of fate or a victim of his own actions?
- 9 What is the irony in Oedipus Rex?
- 10 How does Creon argue innocence?
- 11 Why is the Chorus praying to the gods?
- 12 Who does Oedipus blame for his fate?
- 13 Why doesn’t the servant kill the child Oedipus as he was ordered?
- 14 What is the truth of Oedipus birth?
- 15 What eventually happens to Jocasta?
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?
What is the chorus saying in Oedipus Rex?
At the end of Oedipus the King, the Chorus conflates the people of “Thebes” with the audience in the theater. The message of the play, delivered directly to that audience, is one of complete despair: “count no man happy till he dies, free of pain at last” (1684).
What comment does the chorus make about man’s happiness?
The chorus says that happiness is just a dream and a vision. The reason they mention that is because Oedipus has everything anyone would want in life, such as king, but he realizes that everything in his life is suddenly messed up.
How does the chorus react when they see Oedipus?
How does the chorus react when they see Oedipus? Oedipus believes the gods hate him more than any other man.
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.
Why did Oedipus take his eyes out?
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.
What is the last line of Oedipus Rex?
Lines: Consider his last day and let none Presume on his good fortune until he find Life, at his death, a memory without pain.
Is King Oedipus a victim of fate or a victim of his own actions?
Oedipus is a victim of fate in Oedipus Rex because it would have been impossible for him to avoid the destiny predetermined for him by the gods. However, it could be argued that Oedipus is a victim of his own actions when he murders Laius because he succumbs to his own hubris.
What is the irony in Oedipus Rex?
Oedipus the King is a classic example of dramatic irony in that the audience knows that Oedipus is the killer throughout the play, but Oedipus himself is unaware of this fact. Tragic irony, which is a form of dramatic irony, is found throughout Oedipus the King.
How does Creon argue innocence?
Creon tells Oedipus to “go to Delphi” and “ask the prophet” (lines 728–729). Creon is arguing that since he brought back “exactly what was said” from his trip to speak to Apollo he could not possibly be guilty (line 730).
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.
Who does Oedipus blame for his fate?
In Oedipus Rex, Oedipus blames the god Apollo for his fate, though he says that he alone is responsible for his reaction in blinding himself, which he does not regret.
Why doesn’t the servant kill the child Oedipus as he was ordered?
The Servant does not kill the child Oedipus as he was ordered to do because ” He pitied the child ” based on the Oedipus Rex story. The servant was ordered to kill the child because of the prophecy that predicted King Laius’ death. However, the servant did not finish the job and he rather saved the baby Oedipus.
What is the truth of Oedipus birth?
While his actual birth might not be so remarkable, the circumstances surrounding it are. The oracle tells Oedipus’ father Laius, the King of Thebes, that his son will kill him. When Oedipus is born, Laius ties his hands and feet and leaves him on a mountainside to die.
What eventually happens to Jocasta?
What eventually happens to Jocasta? She hangs herself. What does Oedipus, in his sorrow and shame, do? Grabs Jocasta’s brooches and blinds himself.