Oedipus Rex: Character Analysis Video


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What is a tragic flaw?

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1. What is hubris?

2. Why would Oedipus' running away to avoid a terrible prophecy be considered a mistake to the original ancient Greek audience of Oedipus the King?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz/worksheet combo will help you learn key details related to the characters in Oedipus Rex. Some things you'll be quizzed over include what hubris is and the importance of having a tragic hero with good qualities.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • What hubris is
  • Reason why Oedipus blinds himself
  • Why a tragic hero should have good qualities
  • Definition of a tragic flaw
  • Why it was considered a mistake for Oedipus to run away

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the reason why Oedipus blinds himself
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about why it is considered a mistake for Oedipus to run away
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Oedipus Rex

Additional Learning

Find additional information in the lesson called Oedipus Rex: Character Analysis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Review examples of a tragic flaw
  • Learn important information about hubris and a temper
  • Recall the conversation with Tiresias
  • Explain the reason why Oedipus was able to become the king of Thebes