Sophocles ' Antigone And Oedipus The King Essay

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Authors tend to share an overall similarity throughout stories even if they do not mean to. This is especially true when it comes to the case of Sophocles. Sophocles wrote three Theban plays, all of them being very comparable; this is especially true with Antigone and Oedipus the King. Sophocles’s Antigone and Oedipus the King while different, share numerous similarities. Oedipus the King is the story of a boy who accidentally kills his father, who was the king of Thebes, and marries his mother. When Oedipus unknowingly married his mother, Jocasta, he became the new king of Thebes. Years after Oedipus takes the throne his town is faced with a plague; Oedipus learns the only way to cure this plague is to murder or exile the person who killed Laius (his father). Very little is known what actually happened to Laius so Creon, Jocasta’s brother, suggest bringing Tiresias, a blind prophet, to help. Tiresias tells the citizens of Thebes the person they are looking for is none other than Oedipus, but Oedipus calls him a liar and tells him to leave. Oedipus wants to consult with Jocasta about everything that has happened, and when he does he starts learns everything that Tiresias said to be true. To confirm his beliefs, Oedipus meets with a messenger from Corinth, the town he was raised in. This messenger, along with a shepherd, confirm everything Oedipus believed; Oedipus discovered the truth about him killing his real father, Laius, and being married to his mother.…

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