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Antigone Tragic Dialectic – “Seidensticker” o Peripeteia The moment in which there is a plot reversal within a series of circumstances that are turning into their opposite. In King Oidipous , Oidipous realizes that he has fulfilled the prophecy and changes as he loses his kingship and feels disgraced. o Anagnorisis A critical discovery or recognition that the character goes through or experiences. o Hamartia An intellectual mistake, not a “fatal flaw.” Oidipous’ possible mistakes: Not knowing who his parents are. Going after the murderer. Religious Dimension o Meden Agan “Nothing in excess” or “in moderation.” Don’t go beyond a certain point. o Hubris Translated as “insolence.” The breaking down of the boundaries between gods and men. Oidipous tries to avoid the prophecy from coming true. o Gnothi Sauton “Know yourself” It means to master yourself. Catharsis (Aristotle) – “Golden”
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2011 for the course CLST 271 taught by Professor Shelko during the Fall '11 term at Loyola Chicago.

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