October 18 Seven Against Thebes

October 18 Seven Against Thebes - Tydeus- Night sky and...

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Tydeus- Night sky and Hecate Kapaneus- Naked Man and Torch- “I shall burn the torch.”- arrogant (only one to make ti over the walls and said Zeus can not even stop me and ten he was struck by a bolt. Eteoklos- Man scaling Wall Hippomedon- Typhon (Zeus had this force) Parthenopaios- Sphinx ( why worse than Typhon? Sphinx with Theban under foot. Ex. Like 9-11 on their shield) Amphiaraos- nothing (does not need to brag about something, he is just going to do it) Against the above soldiers in order Melanippos Polyphontes Megareus Hyperbios Aktor Lasthenes The central point of the play is the heraldry between the men. What is this play about? How is it connected to Oedipus? These are his kids and they are fighting because Oedipus cursed them. Curses of Oedipus- he was served some crummy meat and they served him on everyday plates. They thought he could not tell the difference. Why have petty things lead to such a horrifc ending? What is the central problem the Eteokles does?They try to cheat him out of what he deserved because they want it. They feel like they have it right. Oedipus is really not blind- he
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course CLAS 131 taught by Professor James during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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