5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Recognition (Anagnoresis)
- Tragic Flaw (Hamartia)
- a The reason a tragic hero falls, it is some weakness of character, some moral blindness, or some error.
- b A change for ignorance to awareness
- c Excessive pride/arrogance
- d Where Oedipus grew up, where he thought he was born. It is about 50 miles west of Athens.
- e A hero's pursuit of excellence
5 Multiple choice questions
- Pity. A plot with tragic reversal and anagnoresis best arouses pity and fear in the audience. This is the quality of evoking pity in the audience.
- The change in fortune that the tragic hero experiences from the beginning of the play to the end. OR when a situation seems to be developing in one direction then suddenly "reverses" into another.
- "dancing space," performance area, alter for Dionysus.
- These people sung, read, and told the plays before actors. Remained as omniscent narrators of plays with actors.
5 True/False questions
Epilogue → Spoken by chorus, moral of the story/words of wisdom used for closure
Strophe and Antistrophe → First to use these was Thespis and later Sophecles. Only men.
Tragic Hero → A fundamentally decent guy who undergoes a change of fortune due to one flaw
Dionysus → These people sung, read, and told the plays before actors. Remained as omniscent narrators of plays with actors.
dramatic irony → Sophocles built Oedipus on this, it is when the audience knows something that the character doesn't.