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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME FINAL/GODS/GODDESSES (OVER EVERYTHING)
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Creation of the World
(look on worksheet and youtube video)
earth goddess, gave birth to Titans
god helped to avenge those who were wronged
sky god/ first ruler, son of Gaea and husband of Gaea who created the 12 titans
one eyed monster, most famous one is Polyphemus, sons of Uranus and Gaea, Polyphemus is the son of Poseidon
means hundred handed, had 50 heads and one hundred arms, Aegaeon, Cottus, Gyes, born to Gaea and uranus
12 elder gods who ruled before the Olympians, ruler was Cronus, punished by being banned to Tartarus
ruling Titan, wife Rhea, his offspring were the first of the Olympians, he ate his children so he would not be overruled, defeated by zeus
generated from Uranus' blood,tried to unseat Zeus, but got punished in Tartarus
Ash Tree Nymphs
generated from Uranus' blood
also known as furies, punish crimes, they persue wrong doers, came from the blood of Uranus
lies beneath the disk of the world, deeper than hades, prison, titans are punished there
wife of cronus
a titaness, presided over all wisdom and knowledge, seduced by zeus and become pregnant with Athena
major gods live, towers up from the center of the earth
wisest titan, able to foretell the future, punished by being tied up to a rock and eagle eating at his liver
stupid titan, accepted the gift of Pandora from zeus
unending stream of water encircling the world, produced rivers and 3,000 ocean nymphs
supported Cronus and led the titans into battle, his punishment was holding the world on his back
a fire breathing dragon with a hundread heads, birth by gaea, zeus killed it with his lighting bolts
strongest of all mortals, allowing the Olympians to win their battle with the giants, last mortal son of zeus
Ares roman name mars
The god of war, battle lust, and manly
He was known as the troublemaker and irritable child
Had very few temple sites in Greece because people wanted to avoid war but there were some in northern Greece and Sparta
Father of victory
The son of Zeus and Hera
- Hera took a magical herb that allowed her to
-Sister Athena (goddess of wisdom and military victory)
Aphrodite was already married to Hepheastus but she saw much in Ares
-Harmonia- one of the children they had
good looking, vigorous handsome young man
-vultures and dogs
Ares was believed to actually have a love for Aphrodite although people thought he only had a love for war and because of this he killed Adonis who also had a love for her.
Roman name- Diana
Twin brother is Apollo
Daughter of Zeus and Leto
Represented with a moon.
Goddess of the
Depicted carrying a bow and arrows.
Supported Troy in Trojan war to anger Hera.
Ancient Spartans made sacrifices to her before military campaigns.
She is the huntsman of the Gods and protector of the young.
All wild creatures are scared of her especially the deer.
She moved the moon by pulling it with a stag chariot.
Very independent, didn't want people in her business.
On her birthday, she asked Zeus for six wishes. Her wishes were,
To be able to live a chaste life.
To be a lifelong bachelorette and never marry.
A bow and arrow.
Stags for her chariot.
And 80 virgin nymphs to be her hunting companions.
She has a temple site in Brauron, Athens.
The goddess of wisdom and strategy warfare
City is named after her (Athens) which is a holy city in Greece
According to mythical lore, Poseidon and her had a completion and she won and by winning she created the olive tree,and now is commonly used by winners in the Olympics
Legend of her birth, has it that she is the daughter of Zeus and Metis, the god of all gods and goddess of Mars. So Zeus had heard a prophecy that the child of Metis born the child would be lord of the heavens, so in a way to prevent that Zeus swallowed Metis while being still pregnant with Athena. But later on she grew in her Metis then came out of Zeus's head when he had a headache one day.
Athena often helps hero's like Jason and Perseus.
She is allowed to use Zeus' thunderbolt, with the weapons of her own, a spear and the shield of Aeigus given to her by her father Zeus.
Her symbols include the owl and the olive tree.
She was very skilled in the art of war and she helped the heroes Odysseus and Hercules. She is known as inspiring Odysseus with the strategy of using the Trojan Horse to defeat the city of Troy.
She is known as having invented the art of navigation.
Dionysus was born from Zeus' thigh.
Dionysus' mother Semele is a mortal.
Zeus was madly in love with Semele that she was granted one wish. She wished that Zeus would appear in his true god form. Zeus did and she was consumed in the lightning thus killing her. She was pregnant at the time with Dionysus. Zeus rescued him secretly and he developed in his thigh. Hera was mad at Zeus and when Dionysus was born Hera wanted him killed. Dionysus wandered around and was finally found and killed. Dionysus was brought back to life and Zeus gave him to the nymphs to be raised.
Dionysus is the god of wine, vegetation, pleasure and festivity.
He invented wine and spread the art of tending grapes. He has a dual nature. On the one hand bringing joy and divine ecstasy. On the other brutal, unthinking, rage. Thus, reflecting both sides of wines nature. The festival for Dionysus is in the spring when the leaves begin to reappear on the vine. Dionysus is one of the few gods that can rescue someone from the underworld.
Dionysus Powers: Ecstasy -- madness in his followers, illusion, and drunkenness.
(Vulcan of Mulcilber)
Son of Zeus and Hera
Although many believe Hera alone produced him, and he isn't the son of Zeus
He is the only god who is considered "physically ugly"
He also is the only god who is "lame." (Physically handicapped at the legs).
Accounts as to how he became "lame" vary. Some say that Hera, upset by having an ugly child, flung him from Mount Olympus into the sea, breaking his legs. Others say that he took Hera's side in an argument with Zeus, and Zeus flung him off Mount Olympus.
He is the god of Fire
He is a kindly, peace-loving god who is popular on earth and in heaven.
He is said to have married Aphrodite (Odyssey)
Although some say his wife was Aglaia (Illiad)
3 lovely sisters: Aglaia, Euphrosyne, and Thalia
They are the daughters of Zeus and Eurynome (who is a child of the Titan, Oceanus).
They are not treated as separate personalities, but always together, and triple incarnation of grace and beauty.
9 daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne
"queens of the song"
When they sang, men stopped what they were doing and listened, enchanted by their voices
Hera is Zeus's wife and sister.
She is the goddess of marriage, childbirth, and married women.
Most stories about her have to do with her jealous revenge for Zeus.
Hera had two sons, both of whom she was disgraced by. Hephaestus, the god of smiths, who was lame and deformed, and Ares, the god of war.
Roman name: Juno
Hera banned Leto (mother of Apollo) from giving birth on Terra Firma when she found out Zeus was the father.
-Recognized as a God of light and the sun, also recognized with truth and prophecy, healing, plague, music, and poetry.
-Son of Zeus and Leto and he is the twin sister of Artemis.
-Born on Delos, a floating island
-Four days after birth, Apollo killed a dragon.
-Famous for his Oracle of Delphi
-Apollo had many lovers, both male and female
-Apollo is the only God that has the same name in Greek and Roman.
-It is said that Apollo shot arrows infected with plague into the Greek encampment during the trojan war.
Hermes was the great Olympian God of animal husbandry, roads, travel, hospitality, heralds, diplomacy, trade, thievery, language, writing, persuasion, cunning wiles, athletic contests, gymnasiums, astronomy, and astrology.
-Son of Zeus and a mountain nymph named Maia.
-Born in a cave on Mt. Cyliene.
-When Hermes was born, he found an empty tortoise shell and turned
it into a Lyre and also stole Apollo's cattle and hid them in a cave.
-Wore winged boots and sometimes a winged cap with a chlamys cloak.
-His main symbol is a winged staff with snakes wrapped around it.
-It was tradition that travelers would sacrifice to Hermes
whenever they would go on a trip.
-Guided dead souls to the underworld.
-Thought to have made the pan-pipes and the flute.
-Aided heros such as Odysseus and Perseus in their quests.
King of the Underworld (Pluto
ades was one of Cronus and Rhea's offspring.
•Brother of Zeus and Poseidon.
•god of death and the dead. Also of the hidden wealth of the earth.
•Hades was swallowed by his father at birth along with 4 other siblings. Later, Zeus saved them by giving Cronus a poison to make him throw up the kids. After that, Hades and his brothers challenged and killed Cronus giving them the power which they split. Zeus got the sky, Poseidon got the sea, and Hades got the short end with the underworld.
Poseidon is one of the 3 top gods in Greek mythology, The three top gods were brothers who divided the world among themselves. Poseidon's "share" was the sea. As The god of the sea, Poseidon is usually seen with a trident. He is the god of water, horses, and earthquakes and was considered responsible for shipwrecks and drownings. Poseidon is the son of cronus and rhea.
Poseidon has a wife the sea-goddess
Amphitrite. However, according to a tradition,
Poseidon was married more than once.
Famous Children: the merman Triton and
the Nymphs Rhode and Benthesikyme.
Poseidon was a major civic god of several cities:
in Athens, he was second only to Athena in importance,
while in Corinth and many cities of Magna
Graecia he was the chief god of the polis.
Poseidon was lonely
looked for a wife
She didn't want to loose her virginity so she said no and swam to mount Atlas
Poseidon was determined and sent a messenger to the dolphin king instructing him to win the mermaids heart
She Married Poseidon because she wanted to bring peace to the ocean, so that seamen wouldn't be harmed anymore
Demeter was the great goddess of agriculture, grain, and bread. Also known as a mare goddess - hid among the horses to escape Poseidon. She was the daughter of Cronus and Rhea. She was the sister of Hestia, Hera, Aides, Poseidon, and Zeus. She is responsible for creating winter. She was a loving mother, empathic, and persistent.She lived her life through her daughter and eventually had depression.
Had a daughter Persephone
Her youthful beauty attracted Hades (god of the underworld)
One day Hades abducted Persephone, taking her to the Underworld
Demeter searched everywhere for her daughter
Persephone was made wife of Hades, Queen of the Underworld
Zeus sent Hermes to command Hades to let Persephone go
Hades gave Persephone a pomegranate (she ate the seeds)
Persephone would have to return to the Underworld for 4 months during each year for eating the seeds.
Zeus is the 6th child born of Cronus and Rhea.
He is the god of the sky and the weather.
He is the leader of the Olympians who all live on Mount Olympus.
He is married to Hera (his sister) but is famous for having many affairs.
Because Cronus, ruler of the Titans, was afraid that one of his children would overthrow him, just like he overthrew his father, Uranus. He swallowed his first five children - Poseidon, Hades, Hera, Demeter and Hestia. This infuriated Rhea and when Zeus was born she tricked Cronus into swallowing a rock wrapped in blankets. Rhea then gave Zeus to the nymphs so that they could raise them.
He hurled lightning bolts to whoever displeased him.
Zeus presides over all oaths, hospitality, and suppliants.
Zeus has many children but his most famous one is Hercules.
Zeus was very strong and by his teens, his power was unmatched to anyone else in the world.
When Zeus was at his prime, he took on his father, Cronus. Metis made a drink which would make Cronus vomit up his children. Rhea convinced him to let Zeus become his cupbearer at Mount Olympus. This gave Zeus the perfect chance to give Cronus the drink. When the other children were vomited up, they appointed Zeus their leader. Cronus was furious and regrouped the Titans and fought. There was an epic battle. Zeus won the huge battle and beat Cronus.
Aphrodite was the goddess of love, beauty, and fertility.
Aphrodite was judged most beautiful of three Olympian goddesses.
Zeus was frightened that Aphrodite was going to be the cause of violence between the other gods, so he married her off to the god Hephaestus the humorless god of smoothing.
The birds that represent her are the dove, the swan, and the sparrow.
She has a girdle that allows her to have whoever she desires.
She had 10 different lovers, and over 19 children.
It is told that Aphrodite was born 2 ways. The first way was she was born daughter of Diane and Zeus. The second way was she was formed by the foam in the sea.
She is mother of Eros
Aphrodite would restore your youth and beauty if you honored her.
Aphrodite caused the Trojan war by bribing prince Paris, with the most beautiful woman in the world, just to win the most beautiful immortal goddess contest.
Aphrodite was a protectors to sailors.
Aphrodite's greatest over was Adonis, she had 3 children with him- she had 2 mortal beautiful children, and 1 ugly immortal child called Prepays.
Aphrodite's Roman name is Venus.
Aphrodite's name was explained as "foam-risen" coming from the Greek word 'Aphros', which means 'foam'.
Aphrodite is not known as a nice goddess, she is violent in many ways.
Aphrodite was punished by Hephaestus because she was dating Are
Leader and King of all the Greeks, hates Achilles because he is better than Agamemnon, but has to have him for battle
brother of Agamemnon, King of Sparta
wife of Menelaus and queen of Sparta, Known for her beauty
assistant of Agamemnon, prophet for the greeks
another greek leader and counselor, also an assistant of Agamemnon
Lord of Ithica, known for his cleverness (assistant)
greatest greek warrior of all time , son of Thetis(goddess) and Peleus (god), likes Agamemnon only because he is a leader and hates how power hungry he is, and does not like being under him
Achilles's army, only fight for Achilles
Achilles' best friend, trained by Achilles, was going to be as good as Achilles
King of Troy
Wife of Priam and queen of troy
greatest trojan warrior, next in line for the throne
wife of prince hector
son of hector and andromache
Chryses(priest of apollo, has a daughter named Chryseis, she gets captured by the greeks and given to Agamemnon), Briseis( also captured by greeks and given to Achilles)
look overs notes on drive
What has happened in teh story?
Achilles and Myrimidons withdraw from the war, troy is winning. Patrolcus cannot sit by and watch the greeks lose, so Patroclus goes and fights with Myrmidons and gets killed by Hector. Achilles is furious
What is hectors fate?
Hectors fate is that he will not live and this reminds us that Achilles knew that if he goes to fight in the war, he would die
Who is being chased? Who is doing the chasing?
Apollo is being chased by Achilles, but Apollo is disguised as a Trojan leader so the Trojan army can flee
Why is King priam moaning and groaning and flinging his hands?
KIng Priam is acting this way because he does not want Hector to fight AChilles because he might die
What history does Achilles and Priam familys have?
They do not have good history because Achilles sold his sons into slavery
King Priam compares the death of young men to the death of old men. What is the difference
When someone young dies, they are a hero
2 examples of archetypes
A character archetype would be Achilles is the hero because they are about to fight
A situational archetype would be hector and achilles about to fight and you can guess what might happen
Who is Polydamus? Why is hector concernec with him? What did Polydamas want hector to do that he didnt?
Polydamus is a cautious trojan leader, a rival who often opposes hectors military strategy. Hector says if he slips outside the gates he will be the first to disgrace him. He wanted Hector to lead the Trjans to ilium
The character of Hector, how does he feel about achilles, do you like his character?
Hector wants to fight Achilles and he does not want to die in front of the walls of troy, and the army. He alsy says he will return treasuresto the greeks but he feels there is no way to discuss terms with Achilles. Achilles does not want to talk it out and he is angry and ready to kill
What has hector done?
He could not hold his ground much longer and left the gates
who is speaking>> what is he saying?
Zeus is speaking and he is saying that he grieves for hector because achilles is chasing him around tro
which side is athena on
Who is invloved?
zeus held out a scaled that placed 2 fates and it showed Hectors fate was death. Apoollo realized Hector would die and left
Was this a fair fight?
no, because zeus now wants Hector to die and no one is supporting him
Who comes outside the city walls to help Hector?
Hector finally faces up to Achilles/ Why does he do this and what does he say? How do you feel about Hector's character now?
He stops running and is now ready to fight and says to Achilles now kill or be killed. He gains a lot of courage. He also says he will Achiles body back to the greeks if he kills him. He is very respectful
How does AChilles respond? How do you feel about Achilles character?
Achilles says there is no truce and no love. He also says that Athena will kill you with spear in a moment. Achilles has no love or respect and is ready to kill
Who is helping Achilles? Why can't Hector see her?
Athena and she can hide her presence and their movements from certain people
What horrible realization comes to Hector come to about his brother, Deiphobus?
Athena had cast off her disguise as his brother and deserted him
he realized he is going to die
WHere does Achilles spear hector
What is hector's dying plea
to no let dogs devour him by the argives ships and give my body back ot friends to carry home. Also, the men and women can do me honor with fitting rites of fire
What is Achilles response
He refuses and says the dogs and birds will eat him and his mother wont lay on his death bed and mourn
How do the greeks treat the body of Prince Hector?
They were laughing and stabbing his body
How do the trojans react
they cried with grieve and wailing seized the city
Who is the last to know Hectors death? How does this person react? who is astyanax and why is this person worried about him?
Hectors wife and she went crazy started crying and saw hector dead and fainted/ Astyanax is their son and is worried abot him because he lost his father
Which character do you admire more? Why?
Hector becayse he wanted to talk it out but Achilles did not listen and hector would respect Achilles by giving his body back and Achilles would not
What role did O play in the fall of troy?
His idea of creating the Trojan Horse(the trojan horse was for king priam and to give Priam for giving up
and to bless them
On the return home to greece(after the Fall of Troy) why were the Greeks punished and how?
The Greeks were obsessed with victory and did not give what was due to the Gods and they were punished by drowining, sinks shipping, etc
What is the story of Cassandra, King Priam's daughter?
Apollo fell in love with her and gave her the gift of foretelling the future. Apollo then gave her a curse that no one would believe her what she foretold because she did not love Apollo back
Cassandra tried to tell the Trojans about the greeks plan but they would not listen
At this point, which two gods have changed sides
Poseidon and Athena
What was the fate of Ajax?
he drowned (he raped and killed Cassandra)
O does not die in these storms but how is he punished?
he was lost for ten years, and he was stuck on Calypso's island
What has happened to Ithaca and the family of O
Ithaca has fallen apart and the suitors are eating everything and destroying things and butchtering the cattle, etc
Why will Penelope have none of the suitors, and how do they treat Telemachus?
They treat Telemachus like a little boy and penelope still loves O and thinks he is still alive
What does Penelope tell them "they must wait for her to do" in order to marry her? Does this trick work?
Penelope says once she is done weaving her scarf for O's father, she will chose. But each night she undos a little of it so shes never done with it and the maid then rats her out to one of the suitors
Which god takes pity on O and makes plans to save him? Which god still wants to punish him?
Athena takes pity on him and Poseidon still wants to punish him
Who does telemachus ask in regards to any info concerning his father?
menelaus and nestor
What task does menelaus have to do in order to get info O?
Menelaus had to trap a sea god (Proteus) and then the sea god told info on o
What does Hermes tell Calypso? How does she react?
Hermes tells Calypso that she needs to o leave and help him put together a raft. Calypso at first reacts badle and she says its not fair but then she agrees and helps him
Who does O encounter(appears to be a shepard) when he first returns home? What is their plan?
Athena and they a plan to drive out the suitors
When o finally enters his dwellings, how long had he been gone?
Aside from Telemachus who is the first person in O house to realize its him> How does this person figure it out?
the nurse eurycleia and she sees a scar on o foot from when he was a kid
What is the final plan and way that Peneloope decides she is going to pick her suitor?
Whoever shoots o arrow into the 12 rings
o refrains from killing the last suitor? Why?
He was the bard and because he sings with the gods and influenced by the gods
What are the things we already know about Oedipus before we even start reading?
-solved the riddle
-killed his dad and married his mom
-king of thebes
-ordered to be killed as a baby because of prophecy
/What is significant aboout and what do we learn from Oedipus' opening lines?
Oedipus is the larger than life character and people are bowing to him.Oedipus wants to help the people and he is a little cocky/
Who and how does Oedipus choose the spokesman of the group of people?
Oedipus chooses a priest because he is old and wise
What is our first impression as readers of Oedipus? Explain.
He is nice to everyone and he seems good. I like him so fat
What problem is afflicting the city of thebes?
The problem was the Sphynx, but now the problem is the plague and famine(crops are not growing)
What is the house of Cadmus?
it is thebes, cadmus founded the city
How does the Priest say the people view Oedipus? How does this begin to establish Oedipus as a hero?
The people view Oedipus as their hero and helped the people's lives, but he is not a god. This shows he is a hero because he saved the people from the Sphynx
What background on Oedipus does the priest provide us?
Oedipus was not taught anything but he still triumped and he saved the people from the Sphynx
Why do the people believe that Oedipus will be able to find a solution to their problem?
Oedipus helped the people before and the people think he can help them again
Why does Oedipus claim he suffers even more than others?
He suffers from grieve for the city, himself and the people
What impression of Oedipus do we have at this point? What type of language does he use? How does he view himself?
He is a little self centered and he views himself as a victim
On p 266 what action has Oedipus taken to find an answer to the city's problems?
Oedipus sent Creon to Delphi, an oracle
Who is creon? What is his relationship to Oedipus?
Creon is Jocasta's brother
What is being foreshadowed by Oedipus's promise to the priest?
That he will be a traitor if there is no clear answer. He will do whatever the oracle demands
On p 267 why does the Priest suspect that Creon brings good news?
Creon is crowned with berries
when creon returns from Delphi, what does Oedipus insist that he do? What does this tell us about the character of Oedipus and how he treats other people?
Oedipus tells Creon to tell the people of the news. Oedipus cares for his people and does not want to keep secrets from them
On p 267-268, what does Creon reveal to Oedipus? What must they do?
They must purify the land of plague and of the murderer
How does Oedipus react?
He wants to find the murderer
Where do we see dramatic irony on p 268 between Oedipus and creon?
Oedipus is going to die and they do not know that
What is dramatic about the one survivor's testimony?
He said theives attacked a whole band of them and thats a lie
What theory does Oedipus develop about Laius's death> What didnt the people of Thebes investigate the murder more thoroughly at the time?
Oedipus thinks robbers kiled him and conspirators payed them off. The Sphymx caused them to forget about this
A the bottom of pg 268-269, what does Oedipus promise to do? Why must the resolution be strong>
Oedipus promises to rid the land of corruption. This resolution needs to be strong because the same person who killed Laius might kill him too
In this play, who do the chorus people represent?
The citizens of Thebes
Summarize what the chorus says on pgs 269-272
Thebes is dying and they are praying to the gods to help the people
What does the chorus ask of Athena?
Save them from the plague
What is the dramatic irony in lines 266-287?
Oedipus is the one who killed his father, and said he wil curse the murderer; he is cursing himself
How have lines 291-300 confirmed Oedipus fate?
He has married Jocasta and his mon
What is the curse and who is Oedipus cursing?
cursing those who disobey his order. The curse is for no crops to grow, woman cannot give birth and kill their sons
Summarazie the convo between Oedipus and the leader?
The leader says he thinks Apollo knows info hidden from mortals and says they need the prophet to find the murderer
Who is tiresias?
The blind prophet of Apolloe
What is tiresias role and what is he going to do?
His role is to convict the murderer and he holds the truth
What situational irony surrounds Tiresias?
He is a seer but he is blind
What does Tiresias mean in lines 359-362?
as the seer he is the only one who knows but its too painful
What angers Oedipus?
Tiresias knows who the murderer is and will not tell Oedipus
What "new" personality trait are we seeing in Oedipus now? How does the contradict and confirm the personality we initially saw?
He has a temper and it contradicts his personality because he is getting very angry all of a sudden when he was a friendly king
What does Tiresias say Oedipus's downfall is?
That he is his own downfall
What are the fury
3 avenging spirits who punish crimes beyond human justice
What does Tiresias accuse Oedipus of being blind on?
Corruption of his life
What does Tiresias mean "this day will bring your birth and your destruction?"
THe day Oedipus finds out who his mother and father really are
Who does the chorus side with in this arguement bewtween the leader and Oedipus?
Oedipus because there is no proof and they won't convict the king
Currently in this story, who is angry with who?why?
Oedipus is angry with tiresias and he is aware that they think Oedipus is the murderer
What are the facts of the story?
-born and told to be killed, he got sent away
-he killed his father and does not know
-married his mother and solve the riddle and became king
Strenghtsvweakness of Oedipus
strenghts: cares for his people and strong leader
weaknesses: temper stubborn
How is Oedipus blind?
He is blind of the truth and arrogance. He refuses to listen
What arguement does Creon use to defend himself againts Oedipus?
Creon did not want to be labeled as a traitor
What does the leader say in response?Do you agree with the leaders response?
The leader thinks Oedipus deserves a break and Oedipus is angry because he is getting accussed of something
What are Oedipus's reasons for accusing Creon of plotting to kill him?
Oedipus accuses Creon of being power-hungry
What does Oedipus ask Creon? Why do you think he does this?
"Did you investigate the murder?" What are the facts that prove Oedipus is the murderer
What pieces of info are the men putting together? What does Creon say?
They are putting together info of the murderer and Creon tells Oedipus to go to Delphi if he wants proof
Who do they ask to end this feud?
Why is Jocasta angry with Creon and Oedipus for fighting?
She thinks it is wrong for the 2 leaders to be fightin while the country is suffering
What story does Jocasta tell
the murder of Laius
What does Oedipus realize at the end of her story
Oedipus realizes that the story sounds familar
What does Oedipus mean by this? So who is the blind one?
Tiresias knew all along
What story does Oedipus tell
Oedipus realzes Polybus is not his real father and also says how he killed Laius. he knows that he is the murderer but does not realize about the prophect(he does not know he married his mom and killed his dad)
What/who is Jocasta concerned about? Why?
Jocasta is concerned about Oedipus because he will not admit he killed Laius
What news has the messenger brought?
The people want Oedipus to be the king of Corinth and Polybus is dead
Who is Polybus and what has happend to him?
Polybus is the king of Corinth and Oedipus's adoptive father and he died of old age
Oedipus and Jocasta think Oedipus birth father is who? Why do they think this? Who is it really? How does this confusion add to the drama of this play?
They think Polybus is Oedipu's real father and they think this because Polybus never told the truth and it is really Laius. It is confusing because Oedipus had always thought Polybus was his real dad not Laius
What does Oedipus think has happened now?
That it was wrong and now he thinks he did not do the prophecy
What is Jocasta saying?
There is no control in their livesand fate controls it
What does Oedipus realize now?
Oedipus realizes he was adopted and he was abandoned on a mountain and was found by the messenger
What is the meaning of Oedipus real name?
Swollen foot and his feet were pinned together
How does Oedipus react to the info given by the messenger? why does he react this way? Who does he want to question furtherr?
HE is outraged and is in disbelieve and wants to quesion the shepard
What is the big question now?
How he was born
Why is Jocasta discouraging Oedipus to find an asnwer? Why does she do thiis?
She knows alot of the truth and does not want to see Oedipus get hurt
Oedipus speech about?
He wants to learn about his birth and does not fear it
Why is the shepard reluctanct to admit he knows Oedipus and the messeger
He would be going againts the kings orders
What is the climax
The baby came from the house of Laius
What does the chorus mean "But now for all your power/ time all seeing time has dragged you to the light?
Oedipus fate came to life and his power did not match the fate
What does the messenger reveal that has happened to Jocasta? How did it happen and what was she upseet about?
Jocasta killed herself by hanging herself/ She was upset because she married her own son and she gave birth to the one who killled her husband laius
What is Oedipus doing
He cuts her down from the rope
What does Oedipus do to himself and WHY DOES HE DO THIS and what connection do we see this to question of blindness?
Oedipus stabs his eyes out because he would not listen to the truth and does not want to see anymore pain
What does Oedipus ask of the chorus
To take Oedipus away from Thebes
oedipus now says " I am Oedipus" how is this different from the first time we heeard him say this?
He is saying that he is the one who caused this and filfulled the prophecy , first time is showing off but now showing he is wron
who does Oedipus curse
What is oedipus reffering to?
He has wronged Creon because he accused him of power
how does creon treat Oedipus
he is treating him very kindly
What does Oedipus ask of Creon and what is his response?
To take him away and Creon says he needs to ask the Oracle
What does Oedipus finally do ?
He is ready for his destiny
What does Oedipus say about his children adn their future to Creon?
to let the boys live out their lives and they are men and to see his daughters one more time
What is Oedipus most upset about
His children will have biterrness lives and no one will want to marry his daughters
What does Oedipus ask Creon?
TO never abandon his kids
What do you think of the Character Creon?
He is understanding because he respects Oedipus choices and is a man of his word
"Now as we keep our watch and wait till the final day, count no man happy till he dies free of pain at last-what does this mean
No one will be happy or relieved until Oedipus fate is planned and there will be no more plague
Looking back at Oedipus as a hero. Do you think he's a hero? Or a tragic hero? why?
i think he is a tragic hero because he saved the city once but he also caused a lot of pain
Was any of this avoidable
It might have been if oedipus was left out to die not saved frim anybody but at the same time no because of fate that might have been planned to have happened
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