The Oedipus Myth

About "Myth"

Work Time

Complete a Quick Write.

  • What word or phrase is most important in the poem, and why do you think so?

Open Notebook

Share your response with a partner.

Then discuss the Quick Write and the following questions about "Myth" with your classmates:

  • What is the question Oedipus asks of the sphinx when he meets her again?
  • What does her answer suggest about Oedipus’ crimes and mistakes?
  • What does the sphinx’s final question imply about her perspective on law? How do her beliefs and goals impact her judgment?
  • How does the poem relate to Antigone ?
  • In Antigone , where does Creon show a bias or attitude about women?

Refer to specific lines from the poem as you share your ideas.