is told they don't know the answer, either. I know how I get sick and how I recover, and thank the Good Lord for my recovery. Creon Not so, if thou wouldst reason with thyself, As I with myself. They were indignant at the random slur Cast on my parentage and did their best To comfort me, but still the venomed barb Rankled, for still the scandal spread and grew. Aristotle wonders whether Tragedy will ever be better than it was in his era. When Teiresias arrives, he seems reluctant to answer Oedipus's questions, warning him that he does not want to know the answers.
A tragic hero in Greek mythology, Oedipus accidentally fulfilled a prophecy that he would end up killing his father and marrying his mother, thereby bringing disaster to his. Oedipus, rex, also known by its Greek title, Oedipus, tyrannus (Ancient Greek: IPA: oid pus t ranos.
He prays for the witness to deliver him from guilt and from banishment. And yet his fortune brings him little joy; For blind of seeing, clad in beggar's weeds, For purple robes, and leaning on his staff, To a strange land he soon shall grope his way. It was the second. "Laius she cried, and called her husband dead Long, long ago; her thought was of that child By him begot, the son by whom the sire Was murdered and the mother left to breed With her own seed, a monstrous progeny. Oedipus Softly, old man, rebuke him not; thy words Are more deserving chastisement than his. Plays about bad people ending up happy don't satisfy Aristotle. But the truth is that on the Greek stage, the women are as interesting, sympathetic, intelligent and brave as the men - an obvious fact that Aristotle ignores. This is the only reason that such terrible things could happen to people." Oedipus the King, with lines numbered Oedipus the Wreck - modern site for students Ablemedia - study questions Temple U Notes. Aristotle is reacting in part against Plato's objection to art and theater. Teiresias Let me go home; prevent me not; 'twere best That thou shouldst bear thy burden and I mine. Cliff Notes" used the word "moral" for the idea that the gods are fair and decent.) If you can think of a better one, please let me know. He says "Lucky Jocasta, you lucky wife!" (Actually, "Blessed is your marriage bed!" Irony.) The king of Corinth has died, and the Corinthians have chosen Oedipus to be their new king.