- 1 How does the chorus feel about Oedipus?
- 2 How does the chorus feel about Oedipus at the end of the play?
- 3 How does the chorus treat Oedipus in the beginning of the play?
- 4 How do you feel about Oedipus?
- 5 Who do you interpret the chorus to be speaking to in Oedipus?
- 6 Why does Oedipus choose to blind himself?
- 7 What message does the chorus present at the end of the play?
- 8 Is King Oedipus a victim of fate or a victim of his own actions?
- 9 Why does Teiresias refuse to tell Oedipus what he knows?
- 10 What finally becomes of Oedipus?
- 11 Who does Oedipus blame for his fate?
- 12 Why does Jocasta kill herself in Oedipus Rex?
- 13 Is Oedipus good or bad?
- 14 Is Oedipus basically a good person?
- 15 What was Oedipus greatest mistake?
How does the chorus feel about Oedipus?
The Chorus in Oedipus Rex plays part as a distinct character. They begin by being supportive of Oedipus, believing, based on his past successes, that he’s the right man to fix their woes. As Oedipus’s behavior becomes more erratic, they become uncertain and question his motives.
How does the chorus feel about Oedipus at the end of the play?
At the end of Oedipus the King, the Chorus conflates the people of “Thebes” with the audience in the theater. That is, the Chorus makes it sound like Oedipus is dead, and their final line suggests there might be some relief. But the audience must immediately realize, of course, that Oedipus is not dead.
How does the chorus treat Oedipus in the beginning of the play?
He claims that though Apollo ordained his destiny, it was he alone who pierced his own eyes. He asks that he be banished from Thebes. The Chorus shrinks away from Oedipus as he curses his birth, his marriage, his life, and in turn all births, marriages, and lives.
How do you feel about Oedipus?
We certainly feel both pity and fear for Oedipus. We pity him because he is a good man, a good king, and a good husband and father. He is so good, in fact, that he suffers from hubris (excessive pride). He has become so good at solving the Sphinx’s riddles that he cannot solve his most personal problems.
Who do you interpret the chorus to be speaking to in Oedipus?
Who do you interpret the Chorus to be speaking to? (2 points) The chorus must be speaking to the gods in form of prayers. It goes, “Oh Gods, descend!
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 message does the chorus present at the end of the play?
What message does the Chorus present at the end of the play? The gods’ laws should always be obeyed.
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.
Why does Teiresias refuse to tell Oedipus what he knows?
Why does Teiresias refuse to tell Oedipus what he knows? Teiresias knows the truth and the truth will upset Oedipus.
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.
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 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.
Is Oedipus good or bad?
As a young man, Oedipus learned of his fate to kill his father and marry his mother. If we accept the Aristotelian views of good and bad, as expressed in The Good, Oedipus was indeed a good man by saving the city, ruling justly and searching for the truth although his anger could be seen as a flaw.
Is Oedipus basically a good person?
Ultimately Oedipus ‘ character is a fundamentally good, moral and brave person who suffers a terrible fate. However, he is not without his flaws. Aristotle argues that a tragic hero can’t be perfect. Instead, they should have a fatal flaw, or “hamartia,” which results in their tragic downfall.
What was Oedipus greatest mistake?
The tragic fall of Oedipus in Sophocles play “Oedipus Rex” is both self-inflicted and result of events drawn from his own destiny. First off early on in Oedipus’ life his first deadly mistake towards succeeding his self-inflicted downfall was the murder of his father the former king.