Oedipus runs away from the land of Corinth to the land of Thebes because of a godly prediction that one day he shall murder his father and marry his own mother. Oedipus did not know that he was the son of King Laius and Queen Jocasta. As a baby, King Laius and Queen Jocasta commanded
Journal Project for Oedipus Rex
1. What is the effect of Oedipus' insistence and promises regarding the hunting down and punishing of the murderer of Laius? What does this suggest concerning his character as well as the meaning of Sophocles' play?
Sophocles a Greek poet and a writer was
Freud’s Mythic Journey: From Oedipus to Eros
It is without question that mythology, in particular Greek mythology, was at the heart of Freud’s path to uncovering soul. For Freud, to speak only literally denies a deeper, more profound version of the truth that is hidden beneath
Oedipus as tragedy:
Tragic irony was used initially in ancient Greek tragedy and later almost in all tragedies. Irony consists essentially in the contrast of the two aspects of the same remark or situation. A remark made by a character in a play may have one meaning for him and another meaning