Reading response guidelines: per the syllabus, you are required to submit 3 reading responses at any time in the semester on readings of your choice they should be 1-15 pages, single-spaced—this is an exercise in quality over quantity. The publication of the oedipus myth and reader response in pynchon's the crying of lot 49 in papers on language and literature in 1987 was a pivotal accomplishment in my career this essay, which grew out of my dissertation and eventually became part of my first book, was published during the. Oedipus rex or oedipus the king questions and answers the question and answer section for oedipus rex or oedipus the king is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel. Oedipus rex by sophocles my initial reaction to the play was pity for oedipus' fate and disbelief at the harsh punishments he had to give himself of exile and blindness. Honors english 10 only: i 1 athene, daughter of zeus, shows compassion to odysseus and pleads with her father to send hermes to set him free in the meantime, she goes to speak with telemachus, son of odysseus, to convince him that odysseus may still be alive and that he should get rid of the men who are wooing his mother.
While reading the play oedipus the king, my response to the work became more and more clear as the play continued when i finished the play, my reaction to the work and to two particular characters was startling and very different from my response while i was still reading. View notes - reading response - oedipus rex from biol 362 at loyola university chicago aaron koopman professor sorenson uclr 100 25 february 2016 humility through blindness irony is a useful. A reader do to understand a play, such as oedipus rex, by reading it instead of watching actors perform it oedipus rex - response journal author: sophocles. Below is an essay on oedipus rex readers response from anti essays, your source for research papers, essays, and term paper examples oedipus rex by sophocles when the ode 2 starts we can still sense the tension in the air, now the chorus is talking bad about oedipus, describing him as a tyrant.
Oedipus rex, also known by its but readers would in no way suggest that peter was a puppet of fate being forced to deny christ in response to the plague at. At its most basic level, reader response criticism considers readers' reactions to literature as vital to interpreting the meaning of the text however, readerresponse criticism can. The first is oedipus the king, follow by oedipus at colonus and anike oedipus is the first masterpiece of the series after reading the summary description of these three plays, i feel that oedipus the king has got the most interesting story line. Jeffrey shelton c lit 300 11/8/02 reading response #7 - oedipus at colonus the nature of gender relations was very interesting to me while i read oedipus at colonus.
This includes: (1) the structure of oedipus rex, (2) the background / history of the characters, (3) discussion day #1, (4) reading response quiz, (5) discussion day #2, (6) socratic seminar - pre-seminar form, seminar day #1 questions, seminar day #2 questions, (7) large group discussion - pre-seminar form, seminar questions, rubric, (8. So, if readers do not practice accurate study with works of art like oedipus then they run the risk of the reader response fallacy when studying scripture as well this is always the foul spring from which comes every heresy. Oedipus study guide page 1 study guide: oedipus the king following is the study guide for oedipus the kingmany of the numbers have multiple questions you must answer all of the questions, thoroughly. Oedipus rex, the perfect example of tragedy, chronicles oedipus's fall from grace, with his own faults contributing heavily to his downfall with this oedipus rex response journal, you'll have an amazing selection of writing prompts for every chapter in the book right at your fingertips. Oedipus also shows his arrogance when he accuses tiresias of wanting a place by creon's throne, after tiresias' proclamation that oedipus is a murderer (mays 1574) without thinking rationally, the king comes to the belief that creon and tiresias are betraying him because he is too conceited to accept the fact that the murderer is.
Emotional response to oedipus rex tragic flaws in oedipus rex in oedipus rex, oedipus' tragic flaw was his pride oedipus' pride made him ignorant and oblivious for example after speaking to teiresias oedipus fails to accept that he is the killer of his father. Oedipus is wondering how they will locate the murderer if words wouldn't work 2) oedipus is deep in concern at this moment where he must ponder the capture of the murderer 3) oedipus makes a powerful and true statement that shows he understands the ugliness of the character of the murderer. Reaction to oedipus the king essaysoedipus the king is one of my favorite plays that i have ever come in contact with in high school, we would read two or three plays a year, including this one in my senior year, and there was also a school play. Readers response to oedipus reader-response criticism is a school of literary theory that focuses on the reader (or audience) and their experience of a literary work, in contrast to other schools and theories that focus attention primarily on the author or the content and form of the work.
However, reader response theory also wants to include the act of reading in the consideration of how texts actually come to mean something to us a central question of reader response is why people read, what motivates someone to pick up a book or a poem and engage with it in the first place another key consideration is how people read. Sophocles antigone reader-response journal the journals are accessed, and the journal entries entered, via the mycourses course site under reader-response journals link — more here. Each chapter focuses on a specific interpretative issue that is related to the experience of reading myth in fiction but one that also examines a genre of fiction in which the oedipus myth recurs.