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  • Oedipus The King Tragedy Analysis

    Oedipus the King is a tragedy outlining the fall of Oedipus as he discovers his true identity. The drama focuses on his inability to see past his own ignorance, thus leading to disastrous consequences. As outlined in Aristotle’s Poetics, the mark of a good tragedy is represented by an error done by the protagonist. In the play, dramatic irony emphasizes Oedipus’ compulsion for knowledge which is hindered by his own ignorance, thus resulting in his loss of reputation. Throughout the play, Oedipus…

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  • The Theme Of Tragedy In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

    The word tragedy is defined as an event causing great destruction or distress. In the play Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare emphasizes this idea of tragedy. The story is revolved around this family feud which led many of these tragedies. A lot of character’s are impacted off this concept of two families having complete hatred for one another. In William Shakespeare's story Romeo and Juliet, the characters of Tybalt, Lord Capulet and Friar Lawrence contribute to the tragedy of the play because of…

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  • Oedipus The King Pride Analysis

    Pride often hinders us from taking other’s opinion into account despite good or bad. Nevertheless, sometimes it is better to listen to others for own well being. Oedipus, the protagonist, takes pride in his wisdom due to his belief of escaping fate, and solving a riddle to become a king. As a result,he embarks upon a dark journey by willing to unmask the culprit behind King Laois’ murderer to free his people from the plague. However, during the process, the prophet warns him, but he does not…

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  • Theme Of Blindness

    The motif of vision, one that is effectively portrayed throughout the story, contradicts the visions of leaders and alternates the results of their impact on the society. Blindness leads to the downfall of any hero, it obstructs their judgements, which therefore, causes them to fail to see temptations and eventually fall into their nadir. However, the narrator witnesses the blindness of Barbee and Brother Jack, which he recognizes, but does not fully acknowledge it to prevent the same from…

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  • Why Is Hammurabi's Code Just Or Unjust

    Kaitlyn Teal Coach Smith Ancient world history 25 September 2017 Hammurabi’s Code: Was it Just? Hammurabi was a cruel and unjust man. Read this and you learn how he was unjust. He was enforcing the laws too much, he was making such laws that involved hanging a person and cruel punishments for even the smallest things. He had said that those laws were meant to protect and make life easier for his people. In the speech he had given, he had sounded like a great and caring King, but in…

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  • Machiavelli's Essay: The End Justifies The Means

    Machiavelli's last argument "the end justifies the means" is a quite controversial issue. In his book Machiavelli explains gives an example of Agathocles and Oliverotto da Ferma. Both of them seized the power by cruelty. They killed others in order to come to power and stay in power. Well, I said it's a controversial, because sometimes the end does justifies the means, but sometimes not. For instance, cheating in the exam (the means) in order to get a good mark and make your mother happy (the…

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  • Role Of Fate In Oedipus The King

    The Irreversible Fate: The power of the Gods in determining density The play Oedipus the King by Sophocles is a depiction that fate is not of free will or random chance instead, it is an inescapable density set by those in higher power. The author uses the overshadowing character of the deity Apollo to reveal and control Oedipus’ fate. Oedipus unfortunate fate of having incest with his mother and killing his father did not accidentally occur rather, it is a predetermined density created by…

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  • Responsibility In Oedipus The King By Sophocles

    Responsibility Oedipus the King, a famous tragedy by Sophocles, tells the story of King Oedipus, a man whose entire life is a fulfillment of a prophecy. Unfortunately, Oedipus is unwitting and fulfills the prophecy that entails him killing his father and marrying his mother. Among the major themes in the story is responsibility (Charters and Samuel 67). Despite his ignorance of his role in the tragedy, Oedipus comes out as a responsible man and king who sought to protect his integrity as the…

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  • Hamartia In Oedipus The King

    Hamartia, or the first step in Aristotle 's theory of the tragic hero, explains that the play must demonstrate a flaw or error of judgement. The play offers an illustration of "hamartia" throughout its prose, as at the beginning of the play; Oedipus thinks he is free of guilt. However, his rash anger leads him to unknowingly kill his real father, King Lauis, at the crossroads. The murder of Oedipus ' father is one of the essential links in his downfall, which indicates that his anger is a very…

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  • Examples Of Blindness In Oedipus The King

    The Greek tragedy, Oedipus Rex, written by Sophocles, teaches vital lessons about metaphorical blindness and reveals that society values happiness over truth, no matter what the circumstances display about the realities of life. The play begins with the Priest explaining, “Your eyes see the truth: Thebes is drowning in a deadly sea, is sinking beneath the waves of death” (Sophocles, Page 9). Through his interaction with Oedipus, readers learn that Thebes is being devastated by a plague. Oedipus,…

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