Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Oedipus Rex Review Jeopardy

Here you Go:

"Not as a mocker come I, Oedipus."

Creon

"Polybus was not akin to you."

Messenger

"Well Polybus is gone and with him all those oracles of ours."

Oedipus

"You live together with those nearest to you and see not in what evil plight you stand."

Tiresias

"There is none of you as sick as I."

Oedipus

Sudden realization

Anagnorisis

A reversal of intention

Peripeteia

Tragic Flaw

Hamartia

Oedipus's tragic flaw

His hubris

Outpouring of emotion

Catharsis

Thought her baby had been killed.

Jocasta

Oedipus ran away from Corinth because he didn't know this.

That he was adopted.

The messenger comes with this news from Corinth:

Polybus is dead and Oedipus will be king.

Oedipus thinks Jocasta is frustrated because she doesn't want him to find out that...

He's from a low-class family.

Oedipus saved the city by solving the riddle, but he's ruining it by

Living in it

Has the wings of an eagle, the body of the lion, and torso and face of a woman

Sphinx

Both an uncle and brother-in-law to Oedipus.

Creon

Oedipus stabs his eyes out with this

Jocasta's brooch pin

Tiresias's disability

Blindness

Oedipus wishes he had not saved him

Messenger from Corinth

The name of Oedipus's home town

Thebes

The mountain where Oedipus was abandoned and rescued

Citheron

Where Oedipus killed Laius

The place where three roads meet

Meaning of Oedipus's name

Swollen foot

Oedipus consulted the oracle to find out whether or not he was this.

Adopted

Written above the doorway of the delphic oracle.

Sophrosyne , know thyself
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