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    outline for writers on what to guidelines to use for their works since the third century BC. “Oedipus the King” follows the criteria for Aristotle’s “Poetics”. Both characters, plot, ideals, and play type meet Aristotle’s recommendations. Aristotle would consider “Oedipus the King” a tragedy to his works. One of Aristotle’s preferences of naturalism and romanticism, is presented in the play “Oedipus the King”. King Oedipus is both an example of naturalism and romanticism. Oedipus is extremely determined to find out who killed Laius, to keep the throne from Ceron, and he also wants to find out his backstory. Oedipus sends people here and there to do his bidding and to find out the truth. He calls for the messengers and shepherds to find information for him. Oedipus and Jocasta are also an example of how no one has control over one’s fate. Jocasta and Oedipus attempt to remove the pretold fate from their lives. Jocasta gave Oedipus up to attempt to avoid her fate, and Oedipus ran away from home to make an effort to steer clear of his future. They are also concerned with their individual well being. When Jocasta discovers her and her baby’s, Oedipus’s, fate, she tries to do what would…

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  • King Oedipus The King Essay

    of Great Kingship in Sophocles Play “Oedipus the King” The righteousness and transgression of two great kings, Oedipus and the biblical character David both have similarities in their sudden rise to success as kings in their young age and their degradation at the end of their reign as prominent monarchs. These powerful kings descended into sin, immorality, and lack of perception to distinguish their false self-righteousness. King Oedipus is the victim of a cruel sinful fate, which is inevitable…

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  • Justice In Oedipus The King

    interpreted in many different ways for different people. Oedipus Rex is an example of this situation for several reasons. Oedipus Rex was a very special and different character since he was responsible for deciding his own justice. In the play “Oedipus King” Oedipus Rex, the main character, is the king of the city of Thebes. As the king has, his responsibilities are immense since he doesn’t worry for his personal problems, but he also worries for the problems of every single inhabitant of…

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  • The Plague In Oedipus The King

    tragic play, Oedipus the King, Oedipus must save Thebes from the dreadful fortune cursed upon them. What Oedipus fails to realize is that he caused the plague through his fulfilled prophecy: to exchange rings with his mother and to terminate his father’s life. Over the course of the play, Oedipus slowly unravels his origins. His curiosity drives him to search for answers and reveal the truth, while the audience fearfully anticipates each step. For Oedipus, however, the truth that will haunt him…

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  • Ignorance In Oedipus The King

    Sophocles’ play Oedipus Rex depicts a story of a young, prideful man who becomes the King of Thebes; meanwhile ignoring an inevitable prophecy of killing his birth father Laius and marrying his mother Jocasta. During the play, the author emphasizes Oedipus’s tragic flaw of being unaware of himself or his true identity. His ignorant and stubborn behavior both contribute to the irony behind the words inscribed on the temple at Delphi: “know thyself “. Oedipus does not know himself because he is…

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  • Who Is Oedipus The King

    Oedipus (swollen foot) who was known for his wisdom and knowledge. He was the son of Laius (for his son killing him and a hero) and Jocasta (prophecy saying). Oedipus was the ruler of Thebes when he killed Sphinx the beast the was half lion and half lady. When his father first heard that Oedipus was going to kill him and marry his mother. So Laius told one of his servants to percies his ankles so he couldn’t walk and that's how he got his name Oedipus. His mother (Jocasta) handed the baby to a…

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  • Oedipus The King Thesis

    with thesis a. The fall of a prideful king to a humbled man II. Summary of the story including plot and climax a. Plot – Oedipus discovers that he has fulfilled the prophecy b. Climax – when he is convinced of his guilt and Jocasta hanged herself III. Character description including critiques from outside sources IV. Relationship with other characters in the story V. Apollos writings and how they relate VI. Conclusion Beard 1 Tiffani Beard N. Risch English 102 October 4, 2016 The…

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  • Judgement In Oedipus The King

    Written by the legendary Greek mastermind Sophocles, Oedipus Rex is a tragic play involving prophecies, mythology, and certain doom. Along with that, many judgments are cast upon the characters and it is up to the reader to decide which are sound, and which are fallacies. To be sure that the reader is clear on what judgement is, the Oxford English Dictionary declares that a judgement “is the ability to make considered decisions or come to sensible conclusions.” In his argument against Oedipus,…

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  • Blindness In Oedipus The King

    The play by Sophocles “Oedipus the King” develops the theme of blindness throughout the entire play through three of its central characters: Oedipus, Tiresias, and Jocasta. Oedipus is blind not only to whom he has killed, but also to what his life has consisted of up until the point that he killed Laius; Tiresias the prophet is physically blind; Jocasta is blind in wanting nothing but the best for her child. Through these three main characters they are not only showing that blindness does not…

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  • King: Blind And Blindness In Oedipus The King

    story of Oedipus Rex, blindness refers to people being blind to the truth. The answer they were seeking when it came to their problems may have been obvious, but they could not see the answer. Due to them being blind to they answer they were seeking. Blindness also can be associate with being physically blind and being enlightened. A blind person in the story is said to have powers to see things that people with sight cannot see. Though the blind doesn’t have sight they have another kind a vison…

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