THAR 201_ Raja Edepus - An Adaption of Sophocles' Oedipus Rex.pdf

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THAR 201: Raja Edepus - An Adaption of Sophocles' Oedipus Rex At the beginning of the play, what problem is facing the city of Thebes? a plague What is supplication? supplication is the action or begging for help or assistance In the very first lines of the play, Oedipus refers to the citizens of Thebes as his "children". What does this reveal about Oedipus' attitude about his relationship with the city of Thebes? he loves them like his own family or his attitude could be he thinks that he is better than they are. What three things have been affected by the "blight"? what is a blight? crops, cattle, and stillborn babies. blight is a destructive disease From whom did Oedipus free the Thebans before he became king? the sphinx Who is Creon? Creon is Oedipus brother in law What has Oedipus sent Creon to do? why? he sends him to Apollo to talk to the oracle of Apollo to ask why is the city dying and what they can do to save it What is an oracle? is a virgin girl who speaks to the gods and speaks for them Creon took a long time to come back to Thebes with news from the oracle. Why? he took his time and he is afraid of Oedipus and what is his saying What was the message of the oracle? get rid of the pollution in the land What are the two means of punishment suggested by the oracle? what did the person do? blood by blood and banish a man they killed the former king What has happened to the survivor? he lives outside of the city Who was king of the Thebes before Oedipus? Laios Who is Jocasta? what is her relationship to both kings? she is the queen of Thebes. the relationship is that she is the wife of both men What has happened to the former king? who did it? he was murdered by a group of robbers Who does Tiresias say the murder is? Oedipus What stopped the investigation? the sphinx What is a chorus in Greek theater? what does it represent? 20-25 men that speak or sing in unison it represents the citizens
Why does the chorus think that the survivor won’t comes forward? he is afraid of the punishment What does Oedipus ask from Tiresias? he wants the name of the murder What is Tiresias's response? I know who did but I am not going to tell; you do not want to know who the murder is. What does Tiresias ask from Oedipus? he asks that he wants to go home What is ironic about Oedipus telling Tiresias to "look at us here on our knees"? Tiresias is blind so he cant look at us here on our knees What does Tiresias promise to never do? he promises to never tell Oedipus the truth What does Oedipus accuse Tiresias of? being the murder What does Oedipus say in response? he says that Tiresias is a liar and not good at his job What else does Tiresias accuse Oedipus of being? why is this ironic? a shame to his people- foul shame Who does Oedipus think Tiresias is working with? Creon Who does Oedipus think is conspiring against him? Creon and Tiresias

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