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Pamintuan, Eugene Vep S. 12/5/2019 LIT110 - A4 1. What does Polyneices want from Oedipus before he goes into battle? a. “Father, I have come to you in person pleading for your help—with prayers from me and from my comrades, those seven spearmen, who with their seven armies now surround the entire Theban plain.” 2. Why does Oedipus refuse to give Polyneices his blessing? a. “For me there is no point in shedding tears while I am still alive, I must endure it, remembering that you’re my murderer. You forced me to live in this wretched state! You two banished me, and because of you, I am a vagrant, begging every day for bread from strangers. 3. What does Polyneices ask his sisters to do when he dies?
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Unformatted text preview: a. “If what he is praying for is fulfilled and you get back to Thebes, then I beg you, by all the gods, do not leave my body to be dishonored. Set me in a tomb, and have me buried with full funeral rites.” 4. Why does Polyneices say he cannot go back to Argos? a. “It is dishonourable to live in exile and to be made a laughing stock like this, when I’m the elder son.” 5. Why does Oedipus tell Theseus to keep his resting place secret? a. “You must not ever divulge this place to any mortal man by revealing its concealed location or the general area where it lies, so that for all time it may protect you more effectively than shields and spears or many foreign allies. “...
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