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GROUP ACTIVITY 1: IRONY IN OEDIPUS REXSCENE 1Who said it?Type of IronyLines from the TextExplanationTeiresiasVerbal Irony“Would you care for more? Do you wishto be really angry?In thisconversation,Oedipushasbeenenraged had enough ofTeiresias’ talking. Inverbal irony, Teiresiasasks if he would like tohear more and if hewants to be angrier.OedipusSituational Irony“Your infantile riddles! Your damnedabracadabra!”The audience expectsOedipus to be unfazedby the manner Teiresiastalks. They know howabout his feats ofsolving the Sphinx’sriddle but in thissituation, Oedipus is notonly confused but angryat the riddle.OedipusDramatic Irony“If any man knows by whose hand Laios,son of Labdakos,Met his death, I direct that man to tellme everything,No matter what he fears for having solong withheld it.”Oedipus does not knowwho killed the formerking, Laios and asks thecitizens to help him findthe man. The irony isthattheaudienceknows it was he himselfthat committed themurder.SCENE 2Who said it?Type of IronyLines from the TextExplanationOedipusVerbal Irony“So you dared come back, Why? Howbrazen of you to come to my house, Youmurderer!”Oedipus praises Kreonfor being brave forreturning to his throne.

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