Anagnorisis in Oedipus Rex


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Which of the following best defines anagnorisis?

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1. The anagnorisis in Oedipus Rex is driven by plot, very dramatic, and certainly tragic. What are other, less dramatic ways, revelations are often made in literature?

2. Peripeteia is often used in conjunction with anagnorisis in literature. What does does the term peripeteia mean?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

On this quiz and worksheet, you will be asked about anagnorisis as it appears in Oedipus Rex. Questions will focus on the definition of anagnorisis and how peripeteia is often paired with the concept.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can find the following topics in the questions for this quiz:

  • A definition for anagnorisis
  • Methods of revelation in literature
  • Oedipus' reaction to anagnorisis as a tragedy
  • The audience fearing for Oedipus

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can properly describe anagnorisis
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about the audience fearing for Oedipus
  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about peripeteia

Additional Learning

To discover more, go to the lesson titled Anagnorisis in Oedipus Rex. Inside, you can find the following extra subjects:

  • Tragedies
  • Aristotle
  • Jocasta