Oedipus Rex - Oedipus Movie o o Plot o o

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Oedipus (9/3/10) Movie o Really dramatized and showed the usage of masks o More movement seen than in traditional Greek setting Plot o Oedipus is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered King Laios.  This will end the plague in the city of Thebes. o In the end he discovers that he is the murderer of the King Laios and has  unknowingly fulfilled the fate he sought to avoid. Exposition o Oracle tells Laios that he is doomed to parish by son’s hand Tells Queen Iokaste to kill their son but she couldn’t so given to  servants to abandon in fields and eventually raised in Corinth o 12 years before opening action Oedipus is made King of Thebes o Laios was former king but killed recently before by son Oedipus over  argument on who’s chariot has right-of-way o City is beset by a plague o Oedipus solved the riddle of Sphinx Given kingship and Queen Iokaste o Creon has been sent to consult the oracle o Oedipus is set on discovering if the parents that raised him were his own
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Thus leaves hometown to avoid fate (of killing raised parents but oracle referred to king and queen of Thebes – Laios and J okester) but its inevitable Conflict o Oedipus and Creon Kreon Much less complicated Consults oracle before acting o Reflects on their message and not impulsive Takes power only when forced to Oedipus Behaves tyrannically Eager for power Fully developed and revealed as sympathetic but willful Acts on misunderstanding of prophecy without consulting the oracle o Oedipus and Fate o Oedipus and himself o Arises when Tiresias tells Oedipus that Oedipus is responsible for the plague, and Oedipus refuses to believe him Suspense o Krean returns from consulting the Oracle o Oedipus berates Teiresias o Oedupus is suspicious of Kreon
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o Iokaste warns Oedipus not to listen to oracles o Sending for the Sheppard o “What you say in ungracious and unhelpful to your nations country”….
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