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Slavina Kiprova, ID#100025647 ENG230a Study Guide for Oedipus the King ( Oedipus Tyrannus ) by Sophocles Study Questions Set 4 1. In the next stasimon (lines 863-910), what does the Chorus say about the “laws enthroned above” in Strophe 1, what does the Chorus say about “Pride” in Antistrophe 1, and what worries and doubts does the Chorus express when invoking Zeus in Antistrophe 2? The Chorus says that there exist laws that are not made by men but by God and these laws are fundamental and do not change over time. The Chorus speaks about a bad type of pride (hubris) which can bring wealth and after that destroys a person. The Chorus worries that if the prophecies do not come true the gods will not be worshiped anymore. 2. What do you think is the thematic significance of the three aspects of the ode asked about in question 16 above when they are considered together, and what do you think is the relevance of this ode to the action of this play or to its original fifth-century BC Athenian audience? All three aspects – unwritten laws, pride, and the importance of gods – are an inalterable part of the life of the original fifth-century BC Athenian audience. We know that in the Greek mythology gods were the ones who determined people’s fate. People lived according to gods’ rules. 3.
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