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    Eisenburg does the same in her poem Jocasta‚ but from the point of view of that works titular character. In a well organized essay‚ analyze how Eisenburg utilizes devices such as imagery‚ figurative language‚ puns‚ and dramatic irony to convey Jocasta’s personal encounter with fate. Fate cannot always be escaped. No matter how hard one tries to change what the Gods have already set in stone‚ there is no way around it. In Ruth Eisenburg’s poem‚ Jocasta‚ she conveys the struggle of the

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    Vic Ms. Ritter-Solberg English 113-01 12 Dec. 2007 Jocasta the Selfless In the Greek‚ tragic dramatist Sophocles’ play‚ Oedipus‚ the character Jocasta misfortunately doubled as the wife and mother of the protagonist‚ Oedipus‚ the king of Thebes. Throughout the play‚ Jocasta tries to discourage her husband‚ Oedipus‚ from exposing the murderer of her former husband and ruler of Thebes‚ King Laius‚ to rid the kingdom of a plague placed upon it by the gods to bring the slaying of Laius to justice

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    and killed his father (www.britannica.com/topic/Oedipus-complex). Laius and Jocasta were king and queen of Thebes. After suffering many years of being childless‚ Laius visited the Oracle of Apollo‚ who prophesied that if he were to have children‚ the child would kill Laius. Later‚ Jocasta gave birth to Oedipus and Laius pierced his ankles and attached them together with rope‚ so that he couldn’t crawl. Soon after‚ Jocasta gave baby Oedipus to a servant to abandon on a mountain. Rather than leave Oedipus

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    In the play Oedipus the King‚ by Sophocles‚ Jocasta becomes the victim of Oedipus’s fate. Despite Jocasta’s loving disposition‚ incredulous thoughts regarding the prophecies‚ and her protective nature towards Oedipus‚ Jocasta’s tragic fate is inevitable. Jocasta clearly displays her loving character trait repeatedly throughout the play. Immediately after making her

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    Jocasta Vs Oedipus

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    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 mother. The King and Queen then decided that this baby boy should not live any longer. They would abandon this baby on a mountainside with his feet cruelly pierced so that he could not crawl to safety. Laius and Jocasta thought that they were able to overcome their fate. However‚ a Shepard found

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    famine and death while awaiting a curse from the God’s to be lifted. While searching for answers‚ the king’s wife‚ Jocasta‚ appears in the story line only to leave me thinking that she is the true embodiment of being a hapless‚ unfortunate‚ and ill-fated character. With a grim fate and a hopeful heart‚ Jocasta commits the act of infanticide that is the start of the prophecy. Jocasta and her late husband are taking part in this unforgivable act against humanity due to a prophecy which not only damns

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    Amjad 3-3-14 Oedipus the King 2) By the end of the play‚ Oedipus and Jocasta suffer extreme punishments. Write an essay that evaluates the punishments and how the punishments contribute to the tragedy of the play. Justice was served to Oedipus and Jocasta at the end of the play when they both suffered extreme punishments. By the end of the play Oedipus the King written by Sophocles‚ Oedipus and Jocasta suffer extreme punishments. Jocasta is the Queen of Thebes and Oedipus is Jocasta’s husband. After her

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    Queen Jocasta is one of Greek mythology’s most ill fated characters. In the beginning of the play‚ Oedipus Rex‚ she and her husband learn that their child is destined to kill his father and marry his mother. So‚in order to save avoid this catastrophe ‚they leave the child out in the wilderness to die. Little does Jocasta know that a kindly herdsman has rescued the child and Baby Oedipus has been adopted by a King and Queen from another state. Years later‚ when Oedipus finally hears the

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    Jocasta, Blame or Not ?

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    hanging on the Thebes. Astonishingly‚ the investigation shows that the murderer was Oedipus himself! What’s more terrible‚ the former king Laius was just Oedipus’ biological father. And‚ Jocasta‚ Oedipus’ wife and queen‚ who has born him four children‚ is his mother! Consequently‚ frustrated by the ruthless facts‚ Jocasta hangs herself while Oedipus blinds and exiles himself. From the same book‚ we also notice that‚ compared with Oedipus and her brother‚ Creon‚ Jocasta’s role is not much emphasized by

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    The Significance of Jocasta The significance of Jocasta is portrayed throughout the tragedic play as she provides support for Oedipus as she influences his decisions. During the kings journey to finding out his past‚ Jocasta tries to influence Oedipus to stop his urge to find out more information. Jocasta tells him "Why should anyone in this world be afraid"(51). In this part of the play the king is on the verge of finding out his father and Jocasta knows that the truth would do Oedipus no

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