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  1. something that causes pain or suffering; suffering; the plagues the city's suffering; the children dying is an affliction; the murder is the cause
  2. treachery, deceitfulness; Oedipus accuses Creon of , of making stuff up about him beings murderer and making Tieresisus say what he said
  3. a means to an end; going to the Oracles (or the gods) is a means to an end as they either help them solve the problem or they fix it; bringing in Tiresias is...
  4. responsible; Oedipus is responsible to his people to find out about he plague, find the murderer, and punish him, even if him is himself
  5. old and feeble; worn-out, ruined; Tiresias the most decrepit person there, Oedipus can't see the truth Tiresias can

5 True/False questions

  1. Soothsayersomeone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge) Tieresisus.... Jocasta says you can't put any faith in soothsayers because they predicted that their sou would kill Laius and marry her, so Laius had their so murdered


  2. Carrionexcessive pride or self-confidence; it's the primary trait of the tragic hero; it's what will bring him down; Oedipus is excessively proud, has power, people come to him, people love him; saved his people from the sphinx


  3. Oraclean order issued by someone in authority; Oedipus ordered that whoever committed the murder would be found and punished regardless of who it is


  4. Edicta prophecy (usually obscure or allegorical) revealed by a priest or priestess (they were harboring a murderer and is he isn't brought to juice, the city will be destroyed by this killer plague) prediction about the future (in Oedipus, these priests and priestess serve Apollo)


  5. Supplicationa humble request for help from someone in authority; the ply opens with the crying at the steeps of Oedipus-- they humbly ask him to save their children and their city as he did before


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