Asked in Oedipus Rex
What is the peripitea in 'Oedipus Rex'?
The Corinthian messenger's information on Oedipus' parentage is the peripitea in "Oedipus Rex" by Sophocles (495 B.C.E. - 405 B.C.E.). Specifically, the peripitea describes the reversal from fortune to misfortune. It is the point at which life no longer favors an individual's happiness, health and success. That point occurs when the Corinthian messenger says that Theban King Oedipus is a native born in the Theban royal household, not that of Corinth. ...
Asked in Oedipus Rex
When does the reversal of the situation occur in 'Oedipus Rex'?
It is when the Corinthian messenger speaks of Oedipus' adoption that the reversal of the situation occurs in "Oedipus Rex" by Sophocles (495 B.C.E. - 405 B.C.E.). Specifically, the reversal describes the point at which the hero's fortune ends and misfortune begins. It happens when the Corinthian messenger speaks of Oedipus' birth in the Theban royal household but adoption into the Corinthian royal household. It is the point at which Oedipus realizes that his horrible prophesied fate as his father's killer and mother's...
Asked in Example Sentences
How do you you use the word misfortune in a sentence?
"His misfortune caused his death."
Asked in English Language, The Difference Between
What is the difference between aggravation and misfortune?
Aggravation is to annoy and misfortune is bad luck.
How do you use the word misfortune in a sentence?
(misfortune is bad luck, or an unfortunate result) I had the misfortune of encountering my next door neighbor, who is a conspiracy nut. The misfortune of Apollo 13 meant that Jim Lovell never walked on the Moon. The escaped prisoner's only misfortune was to crawl through an acre of poison ivy. ...
Asked in English Language
What does great misfortune mean?
A great misfortune is very bad luck. She had the great misfortune getting sick with the flu while on a vacation. He had the great misfortune of losing his wedding ring while scuba diving on his honeymoon President Hoover had the great misfortune of taking office in 1929 when the stock market crashed. ...
Is science responsible for your misfortune and problems?
No you dolt-head. You are responsible for your misfortune and problems. DO something about it. ...
Asked in Synonyms and Antonyms
What are some synonyms for the word 'misfortune'?
Misfortune is characterized by setbacks and ill-conceived outcomes in one's life. Synonymous with misfortune are hardship, plight, strife, and circumstantial chaos. This is especially true of the impoverished and/or jobless and misfortune is therefore able to be likened to an obstacle course and is often associated with a societal gap manifested in inequality. ...