Oedipus the King or Oedipus Rex

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Study Guide

You will be asked to read aloud in class as well as silently. Anytime I chose to read
aloud, an assignment will be given that keeps you focused and on task. Questions will be
for homework or class work throughout the play. It is your responsibility to take notes
each day and use the study guide to help you prepare for quizzes and tests. A final
project will be required and announced later in the unit.

Concepts:
Hubris


Dramatic Irony


Metaphorical Blindness


Curses



Vocabulary:
Chorus                                                    Concessions

Sphinx                                                    Clairvoyant

Oracle                                                    Surmise

Piety                                                     Sanctimonious

Harrowing                                                 Marauding

Strife                                                    Retract

Crucial                                                   Abomination

Slander                                                   Insufferable

Revile                                                    Blight



Theme:
Struggle for self-knowledge