Oedipus Rex Questions and Answers
by Sophocles

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In Oedipus Rex, how does the Chorus's response change from Ode 1 to Ode 2?

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This is a great question. It is well worth analysing the Chorus as a character in his own right, and considering where he stands throughout the play and how he comments on the action and what is happening. Certainly in Ode 1 the the Chorus expresses both confident optimism and nervous apprehension. This apparent indecision or ambiguity reflects the wider theme of Oedipus 's great knowledge against his...

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