Oedipus Rex Lesson Plans
by Sophocles

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  • Oedipus Rex eNotes Teaching Guide

    This guide highlights some of the most salient aspects of Oedipus Rex by Sophocles before you begin teaching. In helping guide your students through the text, they will gain insight into Greek tragedy and the work of Sophocles, and important understanding surrounding fate, free will, and the dangers of pursuing truth at all...

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  • Oedipus Rex eNotes Lesson Plan

    Learning Objectives: By the end of this unit, students should be able to trace the primary themes in Oedipus the King, including destiny and fate, the search for knowledge, and the corrupting influence of excessive pride; explain the role of prophecy and the role of the oracle and discuss how ancient...

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  • Oedipus Rex Close Reading Quiz

    This document includes two versions of the quiz to account for two popular translations of Sophocles's work: Oedipus Rex, translated by J. E. Thomas  Oedipus the King, translated by F. Storr Example Exercises From This Document: Read these passages from Oedipus Rex, and then answer the question that follows each passage. Refer...

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  • Oedipus Rex Character Analysis Lesson Plan

    Characterization Revealed Through Dramatic Irony:  This lesson plan focuses on Sophocles’s use of dramatic irony in developing Oedipus’s character in the play. Students will identify specific examples of irony in the narrative, examine how they relate to character development, and analyze what they reveal about Oedipus. In studying dramatic irony...

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