As the game draws to a close, Oedipus realizes the
terrible truth. Despite all his efforts – because of them, in fact – he killed
his father and married his mother. The prophecy he and his father tried to
escape came true. Nemesis Destiny that can not be predetermined The fate of
Oedipus is foretold as a newborn, he tries to escape, but by his actions he
works against his own interests.. The spectators see Oedipus, an incorrect but
still great man, humiliated by fate. They regret his tragic circumstances and
feelings. According to this brief summary I think that in the beginning Oedipus
had a big pride after defeating Sphinx and saving people from plague but when
he killed his father and married his mother he didn’t know the truth about them
and I think when he did that it was not because of his pride but because in the
end of the story he opens his eyes buy taking away his vision.
2.According to Aristotle in The Poetics, the tragic hero’s downfall
is preceded by experiences a moment of terrible insight in which he recognizes
that his view of reality has been founded on illusion rather than truth. Does Oedipus fall into this category? Give specific examples from the play to
support your answer.
to the story of Oedipus the King I think that this story is fall to this
category. The focus of the work concentrates around the actions and feelings of
people. the fourth episode, Oedipus learns from the shepherd that he is the son
of Lai and Jocasta. The mother herself gave her child to the servant, so that
he carried it to the rock. Jocasta committed a terrible sin – she took her own
child to death. So Oedipus is thus the son of criminals: the monster of the
father, who for the sins of the gods was cursed to be killed by a son, and to
the mother who personally gave her son to an evil death. The terrible prophecy
of Apollo was realized – Oedipus killed his father and married his mother.
like in this story Oedipus is symbol of trust and faith, he is very thoughtful
from the beginning of the story and in the end after he finally knows who are
his parents Oedipus gouged out his eyes with the shoulder strap of Jocasta, as
if emphasizing that grief and curse had come from his parents. The subject
circle narrowed to the size of the loop in which the mother hanged herself.
Oedipus appears before us in the image of a sufferer who is not only fully
responsible for his curse and for the sins of his parents, but he himself
chooses a punishment. In the tragedy of Sophocles there is a man who, to the
latter, seeks to choose his own fate, destiny, which even the all-powerful gods
3.According to Aristotle in The Poetics, the tragic hero’s downfall
should arise pity and terror in the audience.
Does Oedipus fall into this category?
Give specific examples from the play to support your answer.
I think that Oedipus is in this category, for
example Oedipus, unlike Creon, does not ask the will of the gods when he
decides to become an exile, as he did not ask even when he blinded himself with
his own hands. The farewell scene with the sisters’ daughters is the most
touching in the tragedy. Before us is a tender father, whose heart is bleeding
at the thought that a bitter fate awaits his children, for the burden of
disgrace will fall on their shoulders. Having removed his hero in a state of
exile cursed by gods and people, Sophocles exalts Oedipus to the level of a Man
who adequately carries his burden of suffering, not creeping before the gods
and destiny. As we see, the tragedy is built in the form of a spiral, which
gradually narrows its circles, concentrating around the main character, freeing
it from disguise and the hero and revealing at the same time the depth of the