DRM100Y1 Lecture Notes - Oedipus Complex, Mimesis, Know Thyself

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Starting near the end, oedipus is the king, well respected and looked up to: we do rate you first of men pg. Takes place in the midst of the plague. Mention of defeating the sphinx triumphed. pg. 95, line 46-47: we taught you nothing, no skill, no extra knowledge, still you. Look to oedipus for salvation find us strength, rescue!" (the priest) Priest is rising up the spirits, help us, we know you can! Rule a land of living, not a wasteland!" (sense of guilt-tripping) The king must weep with his people, feel their pain pg 95, lines. Oedipus has sent creon his wife"s brother to delphi apollo the. Prophet"s oracle to get news: he is late, foreshadows bad news, pg. Apollo says to: drive the corruption from the land, don"t harbour it any longer pg. Example of oedipus not knowing himself he says: i"ll bring it all to.

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