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Oedipus Rex:

1. Greek tragedy is generally believed to be a tragedy of fate. Is this applicable


to Oedipus Rex? 2003
2. Discuss the relationship between man and the gods in Oedipus Rex. 2004
3. What in your opinion is Oedipus 'hamartia' and what is its relevance to the
play Oedipus Rex. 2005
4. Do you think that hubris plays a significant part in the fall of Oedipus?
2006
5. What is dramatic irony? What instances of dramatic irony do you find in
Oedipus Rex? What do they contribute to the effectiveness of the play? 2007
6. Conspicuously Sophocles never suggests that Oedipus has brought his
destiny, on himself by any 'ungodly pride' hubris or 'tragic flaw' Hamartia.
Do you think he is responsible and to what extent. 2007
7. The character of Oedipus has historically inspires a combination of
fascination and repulsion. How would you account for this. 2008
8. The play Oedipus Rex ends leaving our vision of Oedipus as a commanding
figure very much intact. Discuss. 2009
9. The play Oedipus by Sophocles is very ironical in that it endorses the theme
of free will as well as predestination. We eventually come to realize that man
is free and yet he is also fated. What are your views? 2010
10.Does it seem fair for Oedipus to call himself "the worst of men"? Why or
why not? 2011
11.What are the major thematic concerns in 'Oedipus Rex'? 2012
12.Discuss the importance of Creon's character in 'Oedipus Rex'. 2013
13.Discuss the role of fate and freewill in 'Oedipus Rex'. 2013
14.Define Hubris and describe which actions of Oedipus and Jocasta
demonstrate Hubris in Oedipus Rex by Sophocles. 2014