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  • Oedipus the King and Priest King Oedipus

    PROLOGUE OEDIPUS My children‚ scions of the ancient Cadmean line‚ what is the meaning of this thronging round my feet‚ this holding out of olive boughs all wreathed in woe? The city droops with elegaic sound and hymns with pails of incense hang. I come to see it with my eyes‚ no messenger’s. Yes‚ I whom men call Oedipus the Great. [He turns to the PRIEST] Speak‚ Elder‚ you are senior here. Say what this pleading means‚ what frightens you‚ what you beseech. Coldblooded would I be‚ to be unmoved

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    Michelle Salcedo OEDIPUS THE KING Mr.Marzian AP English “Oedipus the King” was a tale depicting the human experience; each human has a great victory‚ shortly accompanied by a great demise; the rollercoaster of life. Oedipus had his great success soon become the reason for his fall. With Oedipus’ deadly flaw being ‘hubris’; his excessive pride led him to believe he was on the level of ‘gods’. Once he paraded that he was invulnerable (untouchable by even the gods)‚ his fall would

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    Oedipus the King: Appetite for Destruction Of all the tragedies that Greek playwright Sophocles created in his illustrious career‚ the one that stands out as his masterpiece‚ and quite possibly one of the greatest of all the Greek tragedies is Oedipus the King. The tragedy focuses on the life and downfall of the unfortunate King Oedipus‚ who was condemned by the oracle at an early age to murder his father and marry his mother. Despite the oracle’s grim prediction‚ Oedipus was responsible

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    Oedipus the King by Sophocles is about Oedipus‚ a man doomed by his fate. Like most tragedies‚ “Oedipus the King” contains a tragic hero‚ a heroic figure unable to escape his/her own doom. This tragic hero usually has a hamartia or a tragic flaw which causes his/hers’ downfall. The tragic flaw that Sophocles gives Oedipus is hubris (exaggerated pride or self-confidence)‚ which is what caused Oedipus to walk right into the fate he sought to escape. Pride like that of Oedipus had

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    Tania 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

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    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 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

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    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 and complex hamartia. Discovering Oedipus’ hamartia within the play is not an easy task. In fact‚ it is impossible to point out Oedipus’ hamartia since I do not believe that he has one. Everything

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    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 throughout his lifetime. Sophocles‚ who wrote the story Oedipus the King‚ made it very clear to the audience that poetic justice was portrayed by Oedipus himself in the story. King Oedipus shows this in many ways throughout

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    OEDIPUS THE KING An Abridged and Adapted Version of Sophocles’ Play* by Nick Bartel‚ 1999 (Intended for use as Readers’ Theater in the Junior - Senior High School Classroom) Characters: OedipusKing of Thebes Jocasta‚ His Wife Creon‚ His Brother-in-Law Teiresias‚ an Old Blind Prophet A Priest First Messenger Second Messenger A Herdsman A Chorus of Old Men of Thebes (three or more chorus members)[Non-Speaking Parts] Servants of Oedipus (2) Children and young priests who pray;

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    pain‚ heartache‚ and suffering. The events in the play‚ Oedipus The King‚ written by Sophocles portrays how life ends up for those who are bad-tempered‚ prideful‚ arrogant; showing no reverence to God. Therefore the flaw of character (not fate)‚ is responsible for the tragedy that occurs in Oedipus the King. Sophocles wanted his Greek audience to relate to Oedipus. He wanted to instill some type of flaws in the character. This made Oedipus more realistic and relevant to the audience‚ creating a

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