Oedipus The King Character Traits Essays and Term Papers

  • Universal character traits in "Oedipus the King"

    �PAGE � �PAGE �4� September 9, 2007 Universal character traits in _Oedipus the King_ In Sophocles play, _Oedipus the Kin_g, there are many themes universal to all humans. The main character, Oedipus, exhibits traits that humans possess and covet. We do not wish to kill our father and marry our...

      838 Words | 6 Pages   Oedipus the King, Creon

  • Oedipus the King Character Analysis

    11/25/2010 Oedipus the King Character Analysis Oedipus the King had accomplished many great things during his reign of Thebes and in his life time. Oedipus found out during his reign in Thebes that the Gods who loved him also knew his devastating fate. As a young man when Oedipus answered the riddle...

      1321 Words | 3 Pages   Oedipus the King, Oedipus, Creon, Tiresias

  • Foil and Parallel Characters in Oedipus the King and Antigone

    In the play Oedipus the King and Antigone by Sophocles, foil and parallel characters are very common. The foil character in a story is the character who is the exact opposite of the main character, or in other word, the parallel character, and therefor serves to magnify certain characteristics of the...

      718 Words | 2 Pages   Creon, Polynices, Antigone (Sophocles), Haemon

  • What are the main character traits of Oedipus, and show how the traits are used by the god in realizing prophesy

    At the beginning of Oedipus Tyrannus, Oedipus is overly confident, and with good reason. He is notorious for being the one who saved Thebes from the curse of the Sphinx and become king virtually overnight. He announces his name proudly as though it were a healing charm to others by saying "my children...

      828 Words | 2 Pages   Oedipus the King, Creon, Tiresias

  • Oedipus the King

    Oedipus the King • Oresteia- Process of evolution, system, process ➢ This is discussion of one characterOedipus • Focus on individual rather than gods (prophets take place to communicate for gods) • Less consciousness—no real action in the play (action has happened before, killed dad and sleep...

      762 Words | 3 Pages   Oedipus the King, Oedipus

  • Oedipus the King

    Oedipus the King is a old tragedy play by Sophocles. It is about Oedipus, the King of Thebes realizing his destiny of killing his father Laius and marrying his mother Jocasta. In this play, Oedipus plays as a tragic hero by being ''a virtuous man brought from prosperity to adversity." (Aristotle) ...

      1082 Words | 3 Pages   Oedipus the King, Creon, Sophocles, Laius

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    the essential traits of things and distinguishing things from other things by forming classification schemes based on those traits. The theory's great power is that it canproduce useful, independently verifiable categories of analysis--if we all can agree on the epic's essential traits, then we can conduct...

      1706 Words | 6 Pages   Hamartia, Ion (dialogue), Aristotle, Mimesis

  • Oedipus the King

    In this play, Oedipus the King, there are any references to eyes, sight, and the lacks thereof are made throughout Oedipus the King. There are parts where characters have limited physical sight, such as Teiresias's blindness, and there are also parts where their sight, in the form of perception, is limited...

      965 Words | 3 Pages   Oedipus the King, Jocasta, Tiresias

  • Oedipus the King

    Oedipus' Hamartia Aristotle once said that a hero's downfall must be a result of some tragic flaw within the character. This flaw was known as hamartia in the Greek world of Aristotle. Since Aristotle greatly admired Oedipus the King, many people believe that Oedipus must have had a prominent...

      639 Words | 2 Pages   Hamartia, Oedipus the King, Oedipus, Creon

  • Oedipus the King

    The gods must be smiling at Oedipus Blindness In the play written by Sophocles “Oedipus the King,” is depicted as one who is blind to his own ego, pride stubbornness, anger and lack of knowledge. First written in Greek mythology this play is about a King of Thebes whose ego overshadowed his ability...

      1172 Words | 3 Pages   Creon, Oedipus, Oedipus the King, Tiresias

  • Oedipus The King

    Oedipus the King Oedipus is written as a play, there is no narrator, Sophocles explains the story line and then runs the story into playwright. I like this point of view because it can sometimes be more clear to the reader. There are many points of view in this play. That is there are many different...

      979 Words | 3 Pages   Polynices, Antigone, Ismene, Theban kings in Greek mythology

  • Oedipus The King

    Oedipus the King  In  Greek  tragedy  there  is  often  a  character  that  can  be  classified  as  a  tragic  hero.  Aristotle’s  definition  of  a  tragic  hero  has  four  criteria  that  a character must fit into in order to be  characterized  as  a  tragic  hero.  The  character  must  be  in ...

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  • Oedipus the King

    feats of courage or nobility of purpose. Was Oedipus a hero? Opinions may vary but Oedipus has all the traits of a hero; he is loyal, courageous, and honorable. Throughout the play, Oedipus shows why he could only be remembered as a hero. Oedipus was a great man, and the devotion to his people...

      534 Words | 2 Pages   Creon, Oedipus the King, Tiresias

  • character traits

    CBCnews Justin Bieber's alleged limo assault latest 'bad boy' incident Justin Bieber is swarmed by media and police officers as he turns himself in to city police in Toronto on Jan. 29. He was charged with assault over allegedly striking a limo driver several times in the head. (Nathan Denette/Canadian...

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  • Oedipus the King and King Lear

    Comparative Essay Oedipus the King and King Lear The Theme of Blindness March 22, 2000 BJ Wheatley In Sophocles and Shakespearean terms, blindness means a completely different thing. Blindness can normally be defined as the inability of the eye to see, but according to both plays; blindness is not always...

      1166 Words | 3 Pages   King Lear, Oedipus

  • Oedipus the King

    A Character Analysis of Oedipus the King Who is one of the most famous tragic heroes in the world of literature? It can be none other than the main character in Oedipus Rex: Oedipus the King. This is an inspired play written by Sophocles. In the duration of the play, a prophet has told that Oedipus...

      696 Words | 2 Pages   Oedipus the King, Sophocles, Oedipus

  • Oedipus the King

    Madeline Menke Amy Wampler World Lit 9-7 April 23 2012 Oedipus the King Blind and hopeless, Oedipus the King suffered a lifelong punishment from the gods, because of a terrible curse he had cast upon his family. The destiny of Oedipus is formed from a sequence of events and occurrences that happened...

      833 Words | 2 Pages   Oedipus, Oedipus the King, Sophocles

  • Oedipus The King

    Suzelle Napoleon Prof. Robinson English 102 College Composition August 8, 2011 What makes Oedipus the King of Tragedy? How did Oedipus bring about his own destruction? Or is he the victim of a greater force such as fate or the gods? How does pride affect his actions? How do you feel as you watch him...

      822 Words | 3 Pages   Oedipus the King, Tragedy

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    Greek philosopher Aristotle once identified the key ingredients of the tragedies that his culture is so famous for. These ingredients include a character with a fatal flaw, the realization of the fault for a particular problem and the final sudden reversal of fortune. For many tragedies, the fatal...

      1171 Words | 3 Pages   Oedipus, Oedipus the King, Hamartia, Tragedy

  • Oedipus the King

    Oedipus the King, also known as Oedipus Rex, was one of the greatest tragedies written by Sophocles in the fifth century. The Theban legend is about King Laius and Queen Jocasta. After their son was born, an oracle came forth and told them that their son was destined to kill his father and marry his...

      1288 Words | 4 Pages   Jocasta, Laius, Theban kings in Greek mythology, Oedipus