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Political Science 1001 Final Exam Review

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Political Science
Course
POLI 1001
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Semester
Spring

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1Who is OedipusJocastaLaiusTheseusOedipusson of Laius and Jocasta raised as the Prince of Corinth by Polybus and Queen MeropeJocastamotherwife of Oedipus widow of LaiusLaiusfather of Oedipus killed by Oedipus fulfilling the prophecyTheseusKing of Athens who comes to Oedipus aid gives Oedipus sanctuary and safety from Creon2In the play Oedipus Rex what is the relationship between truth freedom identity and responsibilityOEDIPUS IS SEARCHING FOR THE KILLER OF KING LAIUS THIS IN TURN IS A SEARCH FOR IDENTITY FREEDOM AND DESTINY OEDIPUS IN THE PLAY SEARCHES FOR THE TRUTH FREEDOM IS NECESSARY FOR THE SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH THE SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH IS THE SEARCH FOR IDENTITY WHEN HE FINDS OUT HE DIDNT AVOID HIS FATE HE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS ACTIONS THE SEARCH FOR TRUTH HAS CONSEQUENCES3What is pollutionOR why must Oedipus assume responsibility for things he did not knowPOLLUTIONDEGRADING OF THE ENVIRONMENTIN THIS CASE THE DEGRADING OF CITY AND THE PEOPLEINCESTOEDIPUS IS GUILTY OF POLLUTION BECAUSE HE BROUGHT THIS INTO THE COUNTRY NO MATTER HOW FREE WE AREWHEN WE ACT THERE ARE CONSEQUENCES AND WHETHER INTENDED OR NOT THOSE CONSEQUENCES ARE OURS WE SET THE MOTION THAT LED TO THOSE AND WE ARE RESPONSIBLEIN THIS PLAY HE IS GUILTY HE BROUGHT THE CONSEQUENCES AND SPENDS THE REST OF HIS LIFE BLINDED BY HIS ON HAND REJECTED BY ALL OF GREECE HE WAS A BANISHED PERSONACCEPTED BY NO ONE HE WANDERS THROUGHOUT GREECE WITH IS FAITHFUL DAUGHTER HE PAYS HIS PENANCE 4What does it mean to say that freedom is recognition of necessityWE ARE NEVER FULLY FREETHERE IS AND WILL ALWAYS BE A CONSTRAINT TO OUR FREEDOM5In the final analysis what advice about freedom fate and the gods is Sophocles giving in Oedipus Rex AIM FOR THE HIGHESTACHIEVE THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE INDIVIDUAL POTENTIAL WE CAN WITHIN THE LIMITS SET BY THE GODS KNOW THE LAWS OF THE GODS TO UNDERSTAND DIVINE DECREES AND ADHERE BY THEM ACCEPT FATE AND NECESSITY WITH GRACE ACCEPT THE BURDENS OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR OUR ACTIONS
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