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Motifs in Oedipus Rex

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Sophocles uses three main motifs in his play Oedipus Rex. What is a motif?

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1. Symbols, themes, and motifs are all aspects of literature Sophocles used in his play, Oedipus Rex. What is a theme?

2. Symbols are used throughout literature, including in Sophocles' play Oedipus Rex. What is a symbol?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Within this quiz and worksheet, you'll find questions centered around motifs found in Oedipus Rex. You'll also be tested on the impact of other literary elements in the play.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet examines the following literary elements and aspects of Oedipus Rex:

  • Motifs
  • Theme
  • Symbols

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define motif and theme
  • Making connections - use your understanding to match motifs with the themes they support in the play
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding symbols

Additional Learning

To study more closely these facets of the play, you can check out the adjoining lesson titled Motifs in Oedipus Rex. This lesson encompasses the following objectives:

  • Familiarize yourself with the plot of the play
  • Understand why motifs are used
  • Explore the function of themes and symbols
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