This PowerPoint is the story of Oedipus Rex and Oedipus Coloneus told through images. This is not meant to be a 100% accurate retelling; this is more of an abridged version. I created this to be an overview for my sophomores before we read Antigone, so it gives broad ideas without getting bogged down in details. While the PowerPoint itself is all images, I have included the story in the notes section along with notations of when to click to the next image, animation or slide. To see the writing while presenting, you would have to use the presentation mode. The sample file is the first three slides of the presentation, so that you can see how the story is written and annotated.
The pictures are mostly clip art, and because of that it keeps the presentation from being too heavy/gory. When any of the characters die, there are simply Xs over their eyes and the characters either flip upside down or sideways. Even with Oedipus gouges his eyes out, his eyes simply become red circles. My students love the visuals when I’m telling the story even though it can be a bit cheesy. I have even had a few create presentations like this for “fun” part of their final projects for other texts before.