• Oedipus
    by Tiresias," I say you are the murderer you hunt" (1235). The theme of Oedipus the King is not clear-cut. The theme in this tragic play seems to be you can‘t escape your fate. Contentment leads to ignorance as Oedipus lends fate a hand in his bitter end. This trait is touched-on in these...
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  • Oedipus
    murdered King Laios? What might this perception foreshadow? 4. What does Oedipus promise to do at the end of the Prologos? 5. Of what symbolic significance are the olive boughs, strewn at the alter steps as the Thebans address Oedipus? Why does Oedipus tell the suppliants to lift up their olive...
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  • Oedipus Rex
    Greek Drama December 12, 2011 Oedipus Rex Sophocles wrote a play that was considered one of the greatest writers of all time. In his play’s Sophocles could relate the audience to the characters on stage at the time. In his play Oedipus Rex he showcased his ability through the main character...
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  • Oedipus the King
    Oedipus The King In Greek mythology the oracles or gods are rarely wrong in their predictions of the future. Yet the characters still try to fight the predictions. Do their personalities and traits decide their future, or does fate take its course no matter what? Oedipus...
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  • Oedipus Rex and Antigone
    The women characters in Sophocles' Oedipus and Antigone were portrayed in many ways. Each character had her own way of interacting and dealing with the men in her life. Each character is able to be compared against Pericles' ideal of Athenian womanhood. Many of these women show traits that contrast...
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  • Oedipus the Tragic Hero
    traits quite as well as Oedipus, the main character from the play Oedipus Rex by Sophocles. Oedipus is, without a doubt, the absolute quintessence of a tragic hero. His example shines as clear as a sunny summer day. Oedipus first shows himself to be a tragic hero through his birth and position in...
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  • Tragic Flaw: Aristotle vs. Oedipus
    must show traits of nobleness . Were the character not noble, the audience would not care about the person, and would not notice his fall. In all classical literature this rule hold true but in modern literature playwrights have proven that and audience can care less about productive heroes...
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  • Oedipus the Tragic Hero
    In his Poetics, Aristotle outlined the ingredients necessary for a good tragedy, and he based his formula on what he considered to be the perfect tragedy, Sophocles' Oedipus the King. According to Aristotle, a tragedy must be an imitation of life in the form of a serious story that is complete...
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  • othello
    respected. In these two plays, Othello and Oedipus both suffer a tragic dilemma due to a tragic flaw and ends them both with great loss and tragedy. Othello an Oedipus are both considered tragic heroes because some of the traits they have. These two characters have high nobility and suffer a...
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  • Oedipus Versus Creon
    the character traits that made Oedipus such a bad ruler. Creon proclaims that no person can bury Antigone's brother, Polynices. Soon enough however, a guard comes running in to tell him that Polynices has indeed been buried. Creon is furious. He immediately accuses the guard of burying him. "You are...
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  • Macbeth/Oedipus
    , with a distinct character than Oedipus, possessed his impure wisdom from Lady Macbeth. He had no love for his friends and his reputation as thane was degrading. Much like Oedipus, his character lead to his inevitable tragic downfall. The one trait of Oedipus that doesn't change in the course...
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  • Oedipus
    “mystery” as to who killed the king. His experiences in his search for truth are shown through the contrasts between popularity and disgrace, sight and blindness, and truth and blissful ignorance. Through his search, Oedipus’ takes his quest too far, which leads to his doom. While curiosity and...
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  • Mmmm
    whether to believe Oedipus or Teiresias, with whom do they side and what is their reason?   Scene Two (p29-48) 23. What character trait of Oedipus is revealed by the fact that Oedipus accuses Creon of treason without first hearing his side? 24. What rational argument does Creon use to...
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  • The Oedipus Cycle
    The Oedipus Cycle The characters in Sophocles' The Oedipus Cycle: Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone all seem to show complex Freudian concepts. Strangely enough, Sophocles was the only great writer during his time to ever tie in Freudian concepts in his work. In the first part of...
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  • Characters
    through the network of oppositions that it forms with the other characters such as pragmatic, linguistic, proxemic. JOCASTA Biological traits Mother of Oedipus Jocasta is the mother of Oedipus. This is proven when Oedipus...
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  • Tragedy and the common man
    Oedipus the King, we pity the fall of Oedipus, who was so great; we fear that we may also endure such a fall; but ultimately, we are "awed" by Oedipus' human spirit, by his courage to take his own sight, that is catharsis. The relief that follows at the end. Miller takes a different approach in...
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  • Oedipus Rex 2
    ’ dealings with riddles also plague him with tragedy, ignorance, and innocence. This makes him more of an inspiration to man. In Oedipus the King’s world, it was the gods who set the fate for all. Both Oedipus and Laius had consulted oracles, which are derived from the gods without...
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  • Literature
    topped by anything else. Oedipus’ downfall was one he had thought he had successfully avoided his entire life. Which is how he falls into the trait of not being entirely good or evil. (He is good because he comes to the city of Thebes to try and help their town find the murderer of their former king...
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  • The United States Economy
    dooms this family to misery, but a common character trait. Each of them tries to defy a supreme authority, be it that of the gods, a king, or the moral law. Oedipus and Jocasta defy the gods' authority by running away from their prophesy, but fail and wind up dead and overthrown, respectively. Antigone...
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  • Oedipus Rex, Good vs Evil
    ." Often this flaw or error has to do with fate ¬ a character tempts fate, thinks he can change fate or doesn't realize what fate has in store for him. In Oedipus the King, fate is an idea that surfaces again and again. Whether or not Oedipus has a "tragic flaw" is a matter that will be discussed later...
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