Manalo_Exam1.docx - Name Manalo,Bryan Justine S Date Module...

This preview shows page 1 - 4 out of 15 pages.

Name: Manalo,Bryan Justine S. Date:3/26/2021 Module 1 Week 4 Final Exam in GED117 1.Background of the Literature Oedipus the King (429-420 BCE), otherwise called Oedipus Rex or Oedipus ('Tyrannos' connotes that the seat was not acquired through a legacy) is the most acclaimed enduring play composed by the fifth century BCE writer and playwright Sophocles. The have is impact of a set of three alongside Antigone and Oedipus at Colonus. 2. Literary devices and elements Symbolism, imagery , allegory , setting , genre , tone, writing style, what`s up with the title, plot analysis, booker`s seven basic plot analysis, three act plot analysis, steaminess rating 3.Settings The entire action of this classical tragedy by Sophocles is set in the ancient city of Thebes. This setting does not change because unity of place was one of the most important characteristics of
Greek tragedies. Thebes is presented as a city in the grip of a crisis. A deadly plague has transformed this city into a barren land. It is against the backdrop of this sterile and desolate land that the tragedy unfolds itself. 4.Characters Oedipus The protagonist of Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus. Oedipus becomes king of Thebes before the action of Oedipus the King begins. Jocasta Oedipus’s wife and mother, and Creon’s sister. Jocasta appears only in the final scenes of Oedipus the King. Antigone Child of Oedipus and Jocasta, and therefore both Oedipus’s daughter and his sister. Creon Oedipus’s brother-in-law, Creon appears more than any other character in the three plays combined. In him more than anyone else we see the gradual rise and fall of one man’s power Polynices Son of Oedipus, and thus also his brother. Polynices appears only very briefly in Oedipus at Colonus. Tiresias Tiresias, the blind soothsayer of Thebes, appears in both Oedipus the King and Antigone. Haemon Creon’s son, who appears only in Antigone. Haemon is engaged to marry Antigone. Ismene Oedipus’s daughter Ismene appears at the end of Oedipus the King and to a limited extent in Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone. Theseus The king of Athens in Oedipus at Colonus . A renowned and powerful warrior, Theseus takes pity on Oedipus and defends him against Creon.
Chorus Sometimes comically obtuse or fickle, sometimes perceptive, sometimes melodramatic, the Chorus reacts to the events onstage. 4.1Objectives of the characters 4.2Types of characters 4.2.1 Main/Secondary King Oedipus The king of Thebes. A man ruled by a fate, according to which he is to murder his father and marry his own mother. Oedipus is unaware of the fact that he has already committed these dreadful acts. He is highly intelligent, short of temper, and impetuous. Jocasta The queen of Thebes. She is Oedipus’ wife as well as his mother but is as ignorant about the latter fact as is Oedipus. She is a good and loving queen who does not hesitate to speak her mind.

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture