The author has. Oedipus is right to think this and to be very angry, though I think (as the Chorus does) that he goes too far in assuming Creon is behind. "The gods" made the prophecies that led Oedipus into disaster. Link is now down: Cyber Essays to help students.
The order and rule of law he values so much has been protected, but he has acted against the gods and has lost his child and his wife as a result. Aristotle Aristotle's Poetics are lecture notes on poetry, with a focus on tragedy. The Chorus talks about what a fine king Oedipus has been, and says, "Let's forget the whole business with Teiresias's prophecy." The Chorus uses a variant of the proverb, "Let sleeping dogs lie." It's better not to ask about things that can make trouble. Some versions say that the rude Laius drove over Oedipus's sore foot, making him lose his temper. Aeschylus first introduced a second actor; he diminished the importance of the Chorus, and assigned the leading part to the dialogue. Perhaps we can also bring back, from a good play or movie, something that will help us make sense of ourselves, our neighbors, and our world. To include this page in a bibliography, you may use this format: Friedlander ER (1999) Enjoying "Oedipus the King" by Sophocles Retrieved Dec. The Chorus closes the play with an attempt at consolation, by saying that although the gods punish the proud, punishment also brings wisdom. (If you have no case, shout "hybris! Why would anybody think Oedipus should NOT be suspicious and angry?