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The Oedipus Plays Oedipus the King Revision Notes

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Table of Contents

Context 4

Greek Theatre 4

Oedipus the King 4

Summary 4

Characters 6

Oedipus 6

Jocasta 6

Antigone 6

Creon 7

Polynices 7

Tiresias 7

Haemon 7

Ismene 7

Theseus 7

Chorus 7

Themes, Motifs, and Symbols 8

Themes 8

Motifs 8

Symbols 8

Important Quotations Explained 8


Greek Theatre

Greek theatre was very different from what we call theatre today. It was, first of all, part of a religious festival. To attend a perf...

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