Oedipus Rex: Literary Criticism


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What is literary criticism?

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1. Francis Fergusson described Oedipus Rex as what?

2. What is the Oedipus Complex?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Critical analysis of Oedipus Rex is the focus in this quiz and worksheet combo. Inside, you are asked about the definition of literary criticism, and what some critics have had to say about the play in the past.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can find the following topics on the quiz questions inside:

  • A definition of literary criticism
  • Francis Fergusson's description of Oedipus Rex
  • The definition of an Oedipus Complex
  • Oedipus as a symbol

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - understand the key symbols from the story of Oedipus Rex
  • Information recall - remember what you have read about Oedipus as a symbol
  • Knowledge application - use what you learned to answer questions about the Oedipus Complex

Additional Learning

To study more, go to the lesson titled Oedipus Rex: Literary Criticism. With it, you can look into the following topics:

  • Peripeteia and anagnorisis
  • Catharsis
  • Hamartia