Table of Contents
- 1 Why does Oedipus send Creon to the oracle of Apollo?
- 2 Why did Creon go to the oracle?
- 3 Why is it significant that it was Creon whom Oedipus sent to the oracle and now it is Creon whom Oedipus has sent to get Tiresias?
- 4 What message does Creon bring from Apollo?
- 5 What eventually happens to Jocasta?
- 6 What does Jocasta say about oracles?
- 7 How did Jocasta avoid the prophecy?
- 8 What does Oedipus keep asking Jocasta about after her statement concerning oracles?
- 9 Was Oedipus at fault in the realization of his unfortunate prophecy?
- 10 Is Oedipus Rex guilty or innocent?
- 11 Is Oedipus to be blamed?
- 12 What wrong does Oedipus commit?
- 13 What was Oedipus greatest mistake?
- 14 Why doesn’t Oedipus kill himself why does he choose blinding?
- 15 What three heinous sins has Oedipus committed?
- 16 How did Oedipus marry Jocasta?
- 17 Who does Oedipus blame for his fate?
- 18 Why did Oedipus kill Laius?
- 19 Why did Oedipus kill himself?
- 20 How did Oedipus Rex die?
Why does Oedipus send Creon to the oracle of Apollo?
In Oedipus Rex, Oedipus sends Creon to Delphi in order to find out from the oracle there what must be done to end the problems that currently plague Thebes. When Creon returns home, he says that Oedipus must find out who killed the former king, Laius, and punish that person.
Why did Creon go to the oracle?
Ans. He went to the Oracle at Delphi to seek Apollo’s advice in saving Thebes from plague. He wanted to know the cause and remedy of the plague from Apollo. Creon brought the message from Delphi Oracle that the gods had caused the plague in Thebes in response to the murder of Laius, the previous king of Thebes.
Why is it significant that it was Creon whom Oedipus sent to the oracle and now it is Creon whom Oedipus has sent to get Tiresias?
Why is it significant that it was Creon whom Oedipus sent to the Oracle and now it is Creon whom Oedipus has sent to get Tiresias? Oedipus is just using Creon as a tool. Explain what Tiresias means by his first statement to Oedipus. This knowledge will hurt Oedipus.
What message does Creon bring from Apollo?
Where did he get this message? Creon went to the Delphi where the oracle conveyed the message of Apollo: the murderer of Laius, father of Oedipus and previous king of the city, is in the city of Thebes. The evil of this one person is spreading throughout the city and causing the plague.
What eventually happens to Jocasta?
What eventually happens to Jocasta? She hangs herself. What does Oedipus, in his sorrow and shame, do? Grabs Jocasta’s brooches and blinds himself.
What does Jocasta say about oracles?
In Oedipus, Jocasta states that she does not believe in oracles or prophecies. This is because she wrongly thinks she has beaten the prophecy that said her son would kill his father and marry his mother.
How did Jocasta avoid the prophecy?
Laius and Jocasta, the king and queen of Thebes, are having no luck conceiving a child. Eventually, Jocasta gets pregnant and gives birth to a bouncing baby boy. To try and avoid the prophecy, Lauis pierces the baby’s ankles, binding them together with a pin, and abandons his son on the slopes of Mt. Cithaeron.
What does Oedipus keep asking Jocasta about after her statement concerning oracles?
What was Jocasta’s reaction? she asserted that “neither prophecies nor oracles have any sure knowledge. She told Oedipus of the oracle that Laius was killed by his son and that her son was killed.
Was Oedipus at fault in the realization of his unfortunate prophecy?
Oedipus did all he could to avoid fulfilling the prophecy. It is not his fault that everyone who contributed to raising him lied to him. Oedipus was not told the truth about his prophecy until it was too late.
Is Oedipus Rex guilty or innocent?
Answer and Explanation: Oedipus is neither guilty nor innocent. Although he killed his father and married his mother, he was destined to do this.
Is Oedipus to be blamed?
While the gods and fate have a part in the prophecy of Oedipus growing up to kill his father and marry his mother, Oedipus is ultimately the blame. He killed his father because of a lack of self control. Truly, Oedipus is responsible for his actions as a grown man. He did not have to murder anyone.
What wrong does Oedipus commit?
The simple answer is that Oedipus is guilty of two crimes: killing the king and incest. While traveling on the road one day, Oedipus meets King Laius. He did not know that Laius was the king or that Jocasta was his mother. Such a life-altering punishment may be too harsh for a series of misunderstandings.
What was Oedipus greatest mistake?
The tragic fall of Oedipus in Sophocles play “Oedipus Rex” is both self-inflicted and result of events drawn from his own destiny. First off early on in Oedipus’ life his first deadly mistake towards succeeding his self-inflicted downfall was the murder of his father the former king.
Why doesn’t Oedipus kill himself why does he choose blinding?
Oedipus acknowledges that his hubris has left him blind to the truth and is too ashamed of himself to witness the citizens’ reactions. Overall, Oedipus chooses stab out his eyes as a way of punishing himself for his hubris and ignorance.
What three heinous sins has Oedipus committed?
What three heinous sins has Oedipus committed, sins which were unspeakable and unforgivable in ancient Greek society? Killed his father, married his mother, and fathered her children.
How did Oedipus marry Jocasta?
The Thebans, not knowing it is Oedipus who has killed Laius their king, reward him with an offer of marriage to Jocasta the Queen. Oedipus, unaware that Jocasta is his mother, marries her, and they have four children. Jocasta kills herself when she learns these truths, and Oedipus puts his eyes out.
Who does Oedipus blame for his fate?
In Oedipus Rex, Oedipus blames the god Apollo for his fate, though he says that he alone is responsible for his reaction in blinding himself, which he does not regret.
Why did Oedipus kill Laius?
When a prophecy told him that he would be punished for his crime, he tried to escape punishment rather than repent. Laius bound Oedipus’ feet by driving a pin through them and gave him to Jocasta and ordered her to kill him. Ironically, like Laius, Oedipus wanted to avoid having the prophecy come true.
Why did Oedipus kill himself?
Born to King Laius and Queen Jocasta of Thebes, Oedipus was destined to be damned all his life. Upon birth, a prophecy surrounding him foresaw that he would murder his own father and marry his own mother. Metaphorically, this is an act of punishment that Oedipus put on himself because he is ashamed of what he has done.
How did Oedipus Rex die?
Oedipus died at Colonus near Athens, where he was swallowed into the earth and became a guardian hero of the land.