Oedipus Rex Quiz Exodos


1.       Why does Sophocles choose to have the gory violence occur off stage?

2.       What did Oedipus intend to do when he entered Jocasta’s chamber?

3.       Why doesn't Oedipus kill himself? Why does he want to live?

4.       What kind of lives will Antigone and Ismene now lead?

5.       What does Oedipus mean when he describes his deeds as 'more primal than sin itself'?


E.C. With what did Oedipus  blind himself?