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Your own eyes must tell you: Thebes is tossed on a murdering sea and cannot lift her head from the death surge. A rust consumes the buds of the earthDeath alone battens upon the misery of Thebes.
I who saw your days call no man blestyour great days like ghosts gone.
Question 1 - 30Creon:That above all I must dispute with youOedipus:That above all I will not hear you deny.
Poor children! You may be sure I know all that you longed in your coming here. I know that you are deathly sick; and yet, sick as you are, no one is as sick as I.
The Delphic stone of prophecies remembers ancient regicide and a still bloody hand.
Why should anyone in this world be afraid, since fate rules us and nothing can be foreseen? A man should live only for the present day.
No man can judge that rough unknown or trust in second sight, for wisdom changes hands among the wise.
Listen to me; you mock my blindness do you? But I say that you, with both your eyes, are blind. You cannot see the wretchedness of your life.DAILY DOUBLE
I say I take the sons part, just as though I were his son, to press the fight for him and see it won!
Think of this first: would any sane man prefer power, with all the kings anxieties, to the same power of grace and sleep?
O Lord Apollo! May your news be as fair as your face radiant.
The tyrant who drinks from his great sickening cup recklessness and vanity, until from his high crest headlong he plummets to the dust of hope
Oedipusthe simple man who knows nothingI thought it out myself, no birds to help me!
All the prophecies!Now, O Light, may I look on you for the last time, I Oedipus, Oedipus damned in his birth, damned in his marriage!
Jocasta:Set your mind at rest, if it is a question of soothsayers, I tell you that you will find no man whose craft gives knowledge of the unknowable. Here is my proofOedipus:Just now while you were speaking: it chilled my heart.
The area where the Chorus filed in was called the ________?
Name two functions of the Chorus
Name two functions of an actors mask.
According to Greek legend, who was the first actor?
How many of Sophocles plays survive in their entirety?
Outline the state of Thebes at the beginning of the play. Cite two specific examples.
Affected by plague: death, sickness, famine.
Outline the parts of Oedipus proclamation to Thebes.
Murderer will be exiledAccomplices will be ostracizedMay not protect this personOedipus himself is not exempt
What motif does Sophocles use to discuss the paradox of truth in the play? Be specific.
Name Oedipus two daughters. Hypothesize why they are in the end of the play.
Antigone and IsmeneRelate to the trilogy of Greek tragedyEnforce the theme of unforeseen influence in ones actions.
What is the main moral of the play as stated by the Chorus at the end of the Exodos?
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