Oedipus the King

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  • Comparison Of Oedipus The King And A Doll's House

    Catholic’s Honors World Literature Class received the pleasure of reading three stories: A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and Oedipus the King by Sophocles. Henrik Ibsen’s play A Doll’s House was by far the most entertaining and interesting of the summer reading books, while the storyline of Sophocles’s tragic play Oedipus the King did not contain enough relatable content to be as engaging. In his novel…

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  • Tiresias In Oedipus The King

    plague, the hero of the play Oedipus endeavored by tooth and nail. Only in this case he somewhat appeared as a worried leader for his nation he sent Creon to Delphi, where god Apollo discloses the hidden secrets. So that they…

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  • Analysis Of Anagnorisis In Oedipus The King

    The anagnorisis of “Oedipus the king” is when Oedipus, Jocasta, and all the other character in the story find out that Oedipus actually did murder Laius his own father and Jocasta is really his mother as also his wife. Oedipus discovers that the child of King Laius and Queen Jocasta was sent given away to a shepherd to die as a child. Oedipus goes on to get some testimonies to make absolutely sure, even though it is obvious that he was Laius’s killer. He brings Tiresias to confront him to tell…

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  • Literary Elements In Oedipus The King

    Irony, and conflict. In the modern play “Antigone” and “Oedipus the king the author uses some literary elements and techniques to make the play mysterious and bring richness and clarity to the play. In the story King Oedipus, referring to pages 34 to 37, the author uses Themes, Symbolism, and Conflict. The blind man Tiresias, known as a prophet to the people of the city of Thebes is brought to Oedipus. Oedipus wants to confirm the…

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  • Theme Of Pride In Oedipus The King

    In the play “Oedipus the King” written by Sophocles, blindness portrays a significant theme in the play. Throughout the play Oedipus is seeking clarity on who killed the previous king, Lauis, and in searching for the killer he finds his own demise. Oedipus can literally see, unlike the blind prophet Teiresias, but lacks the ability to “see” the reality of his actions. To his own dismay, Oedipus learns that he accidentally killed his father, married his mother, and eventually blinds himself as a…

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  • Greatness In Oedipus The King

    Crawford English 10 10/14/16 Oedipus Paper: Prompt 2 Sophocles’ Oedipus entails the many misfortunes one particular man faces along his misguided quest towards enlightenment in search of the truth that can unlock the key to saving the city from terrible plague. His struggles reach much farther than his kingly duties as he is faced with the slow realization and terror of his own actions and what pain they have caused to those around him. Throughout Oedipus the King, he is confronted with the…

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  • Oedipus The King Chorus Analysis

    Sophocles’ Oedipus the King presents the tragic story and life of the once highly acclaimed king named Oedipus. During the time the drama was produced, the Greeks were fascinated with the idea of a “tragic hero”—a man whose greatness and power eventually caused the downfall of the character. In Oedipus the King, the chorus served as one of the most important characters in relaying this ironic idea. The chorus was a specialized group of up to 50 men who danced and animated specific scenes during…

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  • Hamartia In Sophocles Oedipus The King

    ways. Sophocles’ Oedipus the King is a key example of this, a play about the unfortunate destiny bestowed upon Oedipus. During the play, Oedipus attempts to flee from his destiny that he will marry his mother and kill his father. The dramatic irony where Oedipus tries to doubt the gods is imprudent and foolish, and his hamartia further led him to his tragic downfall. Throughout this tragedy, the use of hamartia is used to justify the catastrophic events that happened to Oedipus and his hubris…

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  • Judgment In Oedipus The King

    Judgment is a main theme in the play King Oedipus by Sophocles, and throughout the play, this theme comes up repeatedly. Sophocles might also be said to be using this idea of judgment to reflect upon the society, of Sophocles, and even that of the modern day reader. This paper will show the 3 elements of judgment that is illustrated by the play and the various angles Sophocles attempts to address using King Oedipus as the tool. The idea of judgment in the play is first portrayed as being a…

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  • Sophocles Oedipus The King

    Oedipus Rex is a Greek tragedy written by Sophocles, one of three classical Athens’ great tragic playwrights. Oedipus the King features a boy who was born into nobility and cursed to kill his biological father and marry his mother. The curse was placed on King Laius who had done an unforgivable sin to the son of King Pelops who reigned over Pisa. An oracle warns King Laius of Thebes that his wife, Jocasta, will bear a son who will one day kill him and bear children with his own biological mother…

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