Key Points to Know from Reading 68-93 1. Sophocles (68-69) a. Greek tragedian. Won many prizes and never came in any lower than second place. b. Sociable and Religious 2. Oedipus (69-93) a. One of three plays that treat the fate of Oedipus and his children. The plays were written over a period of 30 years. Antigone, Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus b. They are normally in order by the events: Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone. c. The Audience knew the outcome of the play. Why? i. The audience knew the outcome and watched for the steps and choices that led to his fate. ii. Sophocles develops the drama in terms of irony- the disjunction between what seems to be true and what is true. Knowing the outcome, the audience savors the ironic moments from the beginning of the play to the end. When Oedipus discovers what he has done, he blinds himself and he must now look inward for the truth, without the distractions of surface experiences. d.
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