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Oedipus Rex / Oedipus the King

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Sophocles


First published: 427 BC


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Table of Contents

Literary Elements
Setting
Character List
Conflict
Short Summary (Synopsis)
Themes
Mood
Sophocles - Biography
Literary/Historical Information
Historical Context of the Play


Scene Summaries with Notes

Prologue and Parados
Exposition (Lines 216-462 and First Stasimon (Lines 463-512)
Rise in Action (Lines 513-910)
Climax (Lines 911-1222)
Exodus (The Outcome) (Lines 1223-1531)


Overall Analyses
Character Analysis
Plot Structure Analysis
Themes - Theme Analysis
Dramatic Irony


Questions
Study Questions - Essay Topics - Book Report Ideas


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