- 1 What does the Chorus say at the end of Oedipus?
- 2 How does the Chorus respond to Oedipus when he emerges from the palace?
- 3 What does the Chorus of citizens from Colonus agree to do in return for Oedipus leaving the holy ground?
- 4 What does the Chorus say at the end of Antigone?
- 5 Why does Jocasta kill herself in Oedipus Rex?
- 6 Why did Oedipus stab his eyes?
- 7 What does Oedipus do after he held Jocasta in his arms?
- 8 Did Oedipus know he killed his father?
- 9 Did Jocasta know Oedipus was her son?
- 10 Why is Oedipus afraid for his daughters and not for his sons?
- 11 How did Oedipus Rex die?
- 12 Why did Oedipus not want to go back to his native land?
- 13 What is Creon’s greatest fear?
- 14 Does Creon think haemon will really kill himself?
- 15 Who does Creon blame for his son’s death?
What does the Chorus say at the end of Oedipus?
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).
How does the Chorus respond to Oedipus when he emerges from the palace?
The Chorus enters and cries that even Oedipus, greatest of men, was brought low by destiny, for he unknowingly murdered his father and married his mother. Just as the messenger finishes the story, Oedipus emerges from the palace.
What does the Chorus of citizens from Colonus agree to do in return for Oedipus leaving the holy ground?
A citizen of Colonus approaches and insists that the ground is forbidden to mortals and that Oedipus and Antigone must leave. The Chorus convinces Antigone and Oedipus to move to an outcropping of rock at the side of the grove, and then interrogates Oedipus about his origins.
What does the Chorus say at the end of Antigone?
The Chorus’s final speech is a remarkably terse list of possible lessons that can be learned from the play’s events: wisdom is good, reverence for the gods is necessary, pride is bad, and fate is inevitable (1466–1470).
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.
What does Oedipus do after he held Jocasta in his arms?
What does Oedipus do after he held Jocasta in his arms? He took her jewelry and used it to stab his eyes out. What does Oedipus claim he will do now that the truth is known? He will leave since the truth is known, and Creon will become king.
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.
Did Jocasta know Oedipus was her son?
The narration is supposed to take place right after Jocasta died, when she is looking back on her life. She reveals that she has known all along that Oedipus is her son, and that she has not been ashamed of it. Jocasta says that she knows from the moment she sees him as a man that Oedipus is her son.
Why is Oedipus afraid for his daughters and not for his sons?
Oedipus is concerned that his daughters won’t be treated well in life because he’s their father and brother, and they’ll likely suffer more than their brothers because of the curse and the disgrace Oedipus brought to his family. In thinking of the evil days to come, The slights and wrongs that men will put upon you.
How did Oedipus Rex die?
Oedipus died at Colonus near Athens, where he was swallowed into the earth and became a guardian hero of the land.
Why did Oedipus not want to go back to his native land?
The Oracle answered him not to go back to his native land because, if he did, he would murder his father and lie with his mother. Having heard the prophecy, Oedipus left Delphi resolved to obey it, but believing himself to be the son of the royal couple who had adopted him, he did not return to Corinth.
What is Creon’s greatest fear?
Creon’s greatest fear is:
- Angering the gods.
- Losing his family.
Does Creon think haemon will really kill himself?
Haemon means that he will kill himself if Creon kills Antigone. Creon thinks that Haemon means that he will kill Creon. At the beginning, he was respectful and trying to flatter Creon. At the end he is desperate and accuses Creon of being too stubborn and of offending the gods.
Who does Creon blame for his son’s death?
Creon blamed himself for the tragic deaths of his family members. The death of his wife, son, and niece happened because of his false pride. He believed himself to be the sole responsible for this situation.