5 Written questions
5 Multiple choice questions
- 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...
- something that causes pain or suffering; suffering; the plagues the city's suffering; the children dying is an affliction; the murder is the cause
- responsible; Oedipus is responsible to his people to find out about he plague, find the murderer, and punish him, even if him is himself
- someone 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
- murder of a king; the murder of Laius
5 True/False questions
Supplication → a 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
Oracle → a 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)
Defilement → 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...
Hubris → freedom from pride; Oedipus is not free form pride. "Once more i must bring what is dark to light"; a sense of lowliness ; lowliness; Oedipus ain't got his either. "I, Oedipus, who bear the famous name" modesty, nope, Oedipus lacks it, he calls his people "My Children"
Decrepit → old and feeble; worn-out, ruined; Tiresias the most decrepit person there, Oedipus can't see the truth Tiresias can