Examples Of Foreshadowing In Oedipus Rex

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By Sophocles revisiting the past experience with the Sphinx it creates tension in mystery. The foreshadowing makes you want to find out what happened in the past and would also keep the crowd or audience engaged. It also provides you with information about Oedipus like his morals and how he works under pressure. You learn that since he solved the riddle by himself without aid of the gods purely from his intellect. This also shows you why he is so rude to Tiresias and claims that he will solve the mystery by himself. It also reveals that he is very intelligent and remains calm under pressure. Lastly it foreshadows that Oedipus will need to save the city once
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