Oedipus the King
Oedipus the King
by Sophocles

Oedipus the King Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Eyes, Vision, and Blindness
The Scars on Oedipus's Feet
The Crossroads
Setting
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What’s Up With the Title?
Plot Analysis
Booker’s Seven Basic Plots Analysis: Tragedy
Three Act Plot Analysis
Steaminess Rating
Brief Summary
Oedipus the King
Characters
Oedipus
Oedipus Timeline
Creon
Creon Timeline
Teiresias
Teiresias Timeline
Jocasta
Jocasta Timeline
The Chorus
The Chorus Timeline
Study Questions
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Protagonist
Antagonist
GuideMentor
Foil
Tools of Characterization
Themes
Quotes
Fate and Free Will
Fate and Free Will Quotes
Wisdom and Knowledge
Wisdom and Knowledge Quotes
Determination
Determination Quotes
Power
Power Quotes
Memory and the Past
Memory and the Past Quotes
Best of the Web
Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said)
Quotes (What was Said) Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said) True or False
Themes (For the Most Part)
Themes (For the Most Part) Flashcards
Themes (For the Most Part) True or False
Symbols
Symbols Flashcards
Symbols True or False
When a Hero Complex and an Oedipus Complex Meet
When a Hero Complex and an Oedipus Complex Meet Flashcards
When a Hero Complex and an Oedipus Complex Meet True or False
What a Momma’s Boy
What a Momma’s Boy Flashcards
What a Momma’s Boy True or False
Essay
Teaching Oedipus the King
Current Events & Pop Culture
Assignments & Activities
Character Masks
Music Video
Chew On This
Characterization
Character Journal Entry
Facebook Plot Summary
Archetypes
Symbolism, Allusion, and Irony
Literary Devices
Adaptation
Why Should I Care?
Discussion & Essay Questions
Reading Quizzes
Related History & Literature on Shmoop
Challenges & Opportunities
Photos