Friday, October 4, 2013

Prologue Reading Questions

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS ON SOPHOCLES’S OEDIPUS REX

1. What are your first impressions of Oedipus as a person and ruler?

2. Oedipus’s kingdom, Thebes, is beset by the plague and agricultural decline—“crises”. What is significant about this situation?

3. What seems to be the function of the parados--including the strophe and the antistrophe--from what you have read?  Discuss more than just the movement of the chorus members.  

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