- got back our 2nd college essay and the idea sheet we turned in
- turned in our 3rd and final college essay
- got to act out Oedipus. It featured: Casey Holmes as Oedipus, Eric Boten as the priest, lauren leonard as Creon, Kim Christiansen as the chorus, Irene Lahana as the Chorus Leader, and Shelli Marr as Teiresias.
- Plays from this period had minimal sets and characters. Everything had significance
- Many motifs, themes, and tragic hero qualities
- Set was simple and boring
- King was above the priests or above worshipping. Kings above worshipping, kings above gods, sophocles did this on purpose
- Plague in Thebes, 2nd plague. First from sphinx and citizens believe Oedipus will save them again. Thebes not a good place to live.
- They talk so much because they are introducing the plot and have to explain everything to the audience.
- Oedipus is full of himself. It's all about "I". ALso digs himself into a hole. Basically says, " If I would've been there I would've solved this problem but I wasn't so I will now"
- Dramatic Irony- He fights for Lauis as if he was his own father. Feels he has a connection with Lauis with children from the same line...awkward
- Oedipus has asked to see Teiresias twice but he refuses because he is a blind proohet and knows what Oedipus has done.
- Tragic Hero Characteristics- comes from wealth, has pride and arrogance (will be his downfall). He is so committed to cause he is setting himself up for failure.
- Oedipus intimidates Teiresias
- Dramatic form of writing
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Read Oedipus through Pg 35. FInd 3 examples of dramatic irony, 3 adjectives with examples to describe Oedipus' character.
Something to Ponder:
Oedipus has 4 children with his mother. What does that make them? His siblings, his children, or his half-borthers and sisters and children?