The Blindness of Oedipus' Fate as reflected in Oedipus Rex the Play


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Sophocles' Oedipus Rex is one of the most popular drama. It was presented on 2012 at Dian Nuswantoro University, Indonesia, Semarang, Central Java.
Lecturing by: Haryati Sulistyorini, M.Hum

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The Blindness of Oedipus' Fate as reflected in Oedipus Rex the Play

  1. 1. THE BLINDNESS OF OEDIPUS’ FATE AS REFLECTED IN Mohammad Faizal Randy Nurfajri Ayu Monita Radiant M. C11.2010.01157 C11.2010.01159 C11.2010.01185 C11.2011.01252
  2. 2. I. Introduction 1.1 Definition of Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex 1.2 Synopsis Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex 1.3 Statements of the problem
  3. 3. II. Discussion 2.1 General Description of Oedipus Rex 2.2 Conflict 2.3 Plot and Setting 2.4 Theme
  4. 4. 2.1 General Description of OR 2.1.1 Swollen foot – King 2.1.2 Smart 2.1.3 Stubborn 2.1.4 Assertive 2.1.5 Blind 2.1.6 Round - Dynamic
  5. 5. 2.2 The conflicts by OR as main character 2.2.1 Internal Conflict The internal conflict is faced by OR whether he speaks with Choragos, Iokaste, messenger, or shepherd. He also against himself, although what he said will be read as an implicit in the dialogues. 2.2.2 Extenal Conflict - OR against Iokaste - OR against Messenger - OR against Shepherd
  6. 6. Sub- Plot (scene 3,4, Exodos) Climax/Turning Point --after the death of Iokaste, OR strucked his eyes – not once, but many times. Falling Action - OR felt ashamed and regreted for anything he made. Rising Action Iokaste begs Oedipus to abandon his search for his origins, but Oedipus insists he must know the story of his birth. Catastrophe -OR gave his throne to Kreon and decided to leave Thebes to a place where no human voice can ever greet him (to Kithairon).
  7. 7. III. Conclusion  Based on the previous discussion , it can be concluded that the main character of Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex is Oedipus Rex. He is described as a swollen foot king, smart, stubborn, assertive, and the end of the play, he becomes blind. He is described as round dynamic because at the end of the play, it changes from the beginning to the end. Oedipus Rex also experienced the external and internal conflicts. Oedipus Rex against Iokaste, messenger, a shepherd and Oedipus Rex against himself. Plot in this story is divided into rising action, climax, falling action, and catastrophe. Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex set up the play in Greek, around 428 BC with upper class as the background of their social live. This play is a tragic hero – flaw. The theme of the play is The Blindness of Oedipus’ Fate as Reflected by Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex because he, ironically, did what had been foreseen: kill his father and marry his own mother.
  8. 8. GENERAL PLOT Climax/Turning point •OR frustated and desperated when he saw Iokaste died. • OR strucked his eyes – not once, but many times Falling Action • OR felt ashamed and regreted for anything he made. Rising Action  Oedipus (denied) Tiresias’s until Tiresias predicted that Oedipus himself will soon be blind. Oedipus accused Kreon was the murderer. Oedipus looked for informations about the truth of cause of the Thebes’ plague. Catasthrophe  OR was banished. He left Thebes.