oedipus_rex_study_guide_questions_ - Oedipus Rex Study Guide Questions Lit Terms Tragic Hero a person who is neither good nor evil who commits an act

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Oedipus Rex Study Guide QuestionsLit TermsTragic Hero: a person who is neither good nor evil who commits an act that results in suffering and utter defeatHubris: pride, the defect of a character that causes the tragic hero to ignore problems. The most common tragic flaw.Hamartia: Tragic FlawVocabularysupplication (16)-- a humble requestpetition (17)-- a formal request to an officialpestilence (17)—a plague (terrible sickness)insoluble (20)—cannot be solvedexcommunicated (22)—kicked outsuppliants (24)—people who ask for helpobstinate (25)—stubborn instigation (29)—encouragement or urgingevasion (44)reproach (51)1.What is the situation in Thebes at the beginning of the play?2.What news does Creon bring to Oedipus?3.According to Creon, what happened to the former king, Laius?Robbers/thieves killed King Laius while King Laius was out of Thebes (on a pilgrimage).4.What does Oedipus decide to do about the former king’s death5.Who is Teiresias? Why does Oedipus send for him?6.What are the rumors about Laius’s death?7.Why is Creon upset with Oedipus?
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