- 1 What does Jocasta have to say about oracles and prophecy?
- 2 How did the chorus react to Jocasta’s words?
- 3 How does the chorus react in this ode to Oedipus turn of fortune?
- 4 What philosophical issues does Oedipus confront?
- 5 How did Jocasta avoid the prophecy?
- 6 Why does Jocasta tell Oedipus he shouldnt trust oracles?
- 7 Why is Jocasta praying to the gods?
- 8 Why does Jocasta kill herself in Oedipus Rex?
- 9 Why is it ironic that Teiresias is blind?
- 10 Which God did Creon learn to what is plaguing Thebes?
- 11 What finally becomes of Oedipus?
- 12 Why does Jocasta seek the oracle?
- 13 What do you think is Oedipus most admirable character trait?
- 14 What are you wondering about the character of Oedipus?
- 15 What marks did Oedipus prove his identity?
What does Jocasta have to say about oracles and prophecy?
As Oedipus begins to realize that he might be the one who killed Laius at the fork in the road, Jocasta reassures him that oracles and prophecies are not true. She tells him that although the oracle foretold that her son would murder his father and marry his mother, this could not have happened.
How did the chorus react to Jocasta’s words?
No mortal birth they own, Olympus their progenitor alone. In other words, the Chorus says that it has a duty to continue to lead a life of innocence and piety, and they will not act or speak irreverently as—it is implied— Jocasta has done. They will continue to trust the gods and the gods’ laws
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 philosophical issues does Oedipus confront?
Oedipus is faced with philosophical issues concerning fate. Fate is sometimes a confusing subject in regards to its role in a story. In Western storytelling it’s often seen as a binary good-or-bad force with mysterious origins and powers.
How did Jocasta avoid the prophecy?
Laius and Jocasta, the king and queen of Thebes, are having no luck conceiving a child. Eventually, Jocasta gets pregnant and gives birth to a bouncing baby boy. To try and avoid the prophecy, Lauis pierces the baby’s ankles, binding them together with a pin, and abandons his son on the slopes of Mt. Cithaeron.
Why does Jocasta tell Oedipus he shouldnt trust oracles?
Jocasta thinks that prophets aren’t true. She believes this because Laius went to a prophet and he told him that their son would kill Laius. Since she believes that her son is dead she doesn’t think prophets are true. Oedipus fears that he killed King Laius.
Why is Jocasta praying to the gods?
Why is Jocasta praying to Apollo at the opening of Scene 3? Jocasta hopes that Apollo will let Oedipus stop dreading about prophecies. Also she prays that Oedipus will stop being distracted. Jocasta thinks that since Polybus died and Oedipus was with her, the prophecy wasn’t real.
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 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.
Which God did Creon learn to what is plaguing Thebes?
Creon then tells what he has learned from the god Apollo, who spoke through the oracle: the murderer of Laius, who ruled Thebes before Oedipus, is in Thebes. He must be driven out in order for the plague to end. Creon goes on to tell the story of Laius’s murder.
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 seek the oracle?
Answer: She fears Oedipus has lost his mind. She is concerned for well-being of the Theban people.
What do you think is Oedipus most admirable character trait?
Ultimately Oedipus’ most admirable traits are his determination and commitment to knowledge, truth and justice. This shows Oedipus to be a just and fair character who admits to and accepts punishment for his mistakes.
What are you wondering about the character of Oedipus?
Oedipus can be described as a Greek mythical personality in the Greek culture. He is described as a person who came to fulfill a certain prophecy. The prophecy itself involves this third king of Thebes killing his biological father. Later on, he unknowingly marries his biological mother.
What marks did Oedipus prove his identity?
The only unmistakable marks of his identity are his pierced and swollen feet, but Oedipus is not yet in a position to read this sign. In my reading of Oedipus Tyrannus I follow the cycles of questions and answers  created by Sophocles to reconstruct, dramatically, the narrative of Oedipus’ life.