4-27-11 - Oedipus the Tyrant Last time Creondoes he lie...

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Oedipus the Tyrant
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Last time Creon—does he lie about the oracle? Tiresias is hostile to Oedipus; Oedipus and the Chorus built up him too much in advance to reject him Creon tries to convince the chorus that O is insane; he and O publicly fight No evidence produced by either side for their allegations Oed alienates Creon, Tiresias, Chorus Laius was killed by thief/thieves/travelers
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Jocasta Jocasta's oracle (780) - Laios bound and exposed the child Jocasta's version of Laios' death (827) - Oedipus focuses on a tiny detail - The house-slave How is this meant to reassure Oedipus? Why does Oedipus leave Corinth? (850) - Plasmos patri Oedipus' completely contradictory version of the murder (895) Jocasta's not at all reassuring consolation (940)
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The Anonymous 'Witness' Jocasta emerges panic-stricken (1000) The Corinthian 'messenger' appears (1010) - Who is he? Who sent him? What does he want? -
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This note was uploaded on 12/26/2011 for the course CLASSICS 101 taught by Professor Benjaminmcclosky during the Spring '11 term at Ohio State.

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4-27-11 - Oedipus the Tyrant Last time Creondoes he lie...

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