Irony in Oedipus Rex Definitions irony an event

Irony in Oedipus Rex Definitions  irony  an event

Irony in Oedipus Rex Definitions irony an event or situation that differs from what is expected; use of words opposite of the words actual meaning situational irony an action, event or situation that is contrary to what is expected or desired

verbal irony when what is said is contrary to what is meant dramatic irony when readers or an audience knows more than characters in a text Exercises Directions: Identify the type of irony used in the

example. Explain your reasoning. Example #1 VERBAL Example #2

DRAMATIC Example #3 Harvard Sailing Team Puppy Pictures! SITUATIONAL

Example #4 TIRESIAS You have mocked at my blindness, but you, who have eyes, cannot see the evil in which you stand; you cannot see where you are living, nor with whom you share your house. (pg. 28) SITUATIONAL

Example #5 OEDIPUS But you didnt come forward, you offered no answer told you by the birds or the gods. No. I came, know-nothing Oedipus, I stopped the Sphinx. I answered the riddle with my own intelligence. (pg. 27) VERBAL

Example #6 OEDIPUS As for the murderer himself, I call down a curse on him, whether that unknown figure be one man or one among many. May he drag out an evil death-in-life in misery. And further, I pronounce a curse on myself if the murderer should, with my

knowledge, share my house... (pg. 15) DRAMATIC Blogging! Directions: In pairs,

Read the Introduction to Oedipus Rex, section The Legend and the Play (first 2 pages only!) Get one laptop for you and your partner and go to www.mrcjun.weebly.com Post a response to the 1/30 blog question:

According to Bernard Knox, how does dramatic irony shape audiences experiences watching/reading Oedipus Rex? Why does Sophocles use dramatic irony in his play? Use evidence from the text you read to support your answer.

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