• Creon The Authoritarian Oedipus King Nature
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    Creon the Authoritarian Banish the man, or pay back blood with blood. Murder sets the plague-storm on the city. In Sophocles s tragedies Oedipus the King and Antigone, Creon is an authoritarian. It can be seen that Creon is an authoritarian when he is elevated to king and how he is an order politician as king, which leads to his demise. Creon s authoritarian persona is initially exposed when he is elevated to king, in the closing stages of Oedipus the King. When Creon takes over Oedipus s throne...
  • Oedipus The Irony Oracle Of Apollo
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    Oedipus the Irony In Sophocles's Oedipus The King, Oedipus's life was set for him. He learned through the Oracle of Apollo at Delphi, that during the span of his lifetime that he would kill his father and marry his mother. He was obviously concerned by this. Laius also received the same Oracle from Apollo. Laius, the King of Thebes, was also worried by this prophecy. They both tried to stop their destiny and change the future. They believe that they were powerful enough to control everything ar...
  • Othello As A Tragic Hero
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    Othello In Shakespeare's Othello, Othello can be considered a tragic hero because he follows Aristotle's six elements of a tragedy. Another tragic hero who follows the same six elements of a tragedy is Oedipus from Oedipus the King. Based on Aristotle's six elements of a tragedy, position, flaw, prophecy, recognition, catastrophe, and reversal, the character Othello from Shakespeare's Othello can be considered a tragic hero. The first element of tragedy is position, which lets the reader know th...
  • Effective Dramatic Irony Oedipus Exodos Audience
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    Effective Dramatic Irony In Oedipus The King, Sophocles creates rising action by asking dramatic questions throughout the play. These questions generate suspense in the audience when they become dramatic irony and amplify the climax. During the falling action, Oedipus is engulfed in misery when he experiences a reversal of fortune. Finally, Oedipus goes through a discovery process ending when he discovers his tragic resolution. According to Aristotle, a tragedy consist of a drama that contains i...
  • Oedipus The King Creon Antigone City
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    Compare and contrast the part that the city or state (polis) plays in Antigone and Oedipus The King. Antigone is a play about the tension caused when two individuals have conflicting claims regarding law. In this case, the moral superiority of the laws of the city, represented by Creon, and the laws of the gods, represented bt Antigone. In contrast, Oedipus The King is driven by the tensions within Oedipus himself. That play both begins and concludes within the public domain, the plot being dri...
  • Oedipus The King Murderer Story City
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    Oedipus the King In Oedipus the King a story about a rule who is destined to rule the Kingdom of Thebes and murder his own father and marry his mother, a ruler chosen to lead his people by answering a simple riddle, and unsuspectingly chosen to plague a city. Oedipus is a tragic figure; imagine that you have been told that you will kill your father and marry you mother by a divine power, the thought of that will drive a man maniacal. Which it did to Oedipus, after reading that brief introduction...
  • Oedipus And Hamlet King Father Murder
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    Efthimios MariakakisProfessor Mihailovic 5-14-01 Though Shakespeares' Hamlet and Sophocles' Oedipus the King were written in two different eras, echoes of the latter can be found in the former. The common theme of Hamlet and Oedipus the King is regicide. Also, like in Oedipus the King, there is a direct relationship between the state of the state and the state of their kings. Furthermore, there is also a relationship between Oedipus' armed entrance into the bedroom in which Jocasta hanged hersel...
  • Oedipus Rex Laius Audience King
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    Oedipus the King Oedipus the King is a great play whose qualities of inscrutability and of pervasive ironically quickly come to complicate any critical discussion (). Sophocles' play Oedipus the King fits into a tragedy because it recounts the events in the life of Oedipus Rex, arouses pity and fear in the audience, and ends in an unhappy catastrophe (Harmon). Oedipus' life began in Thebes as the son of Laius and Jocasta. Apollo had placed a curse on Oedipus. The cursed said that Oedipus would ...
  • Oedipus And Antigone Tragic Hero
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    Jay Freedman Mr. Doyle 12/21/99 College English Oedipus the King and Antigone Greek drama is about human nature and the human condition. Both Antigone and Oedipus the King by Sophocles are two of the most distinguished pieces of theatrical work that reflects upon Greek mythology and culture. In both of these works they are comparable because in both plays reasonable choices are made from the best possible motivation but are come back to haunt one day and both plays have a tragic hero. In the pla...
  • Allegory Of The Cave Oedipus Truth Things
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    In Sophocles' play, Oedipus, the King, there are various instances where Oedipus tries to escape his destiny-enlightenment-only to discover the truth that he cannot. Similarly, in Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" the prisoner travails to understand and adjust to his newly visited environment. In both works, the men first had to realize their ignorance before they could begin to acquire knowledge and true understanding of the complexities of the human condition. Specifically, in Oedipus, the King, ...
  • Oedipus Rex Tragic Hero
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    The great poet and philosopher Aristotle was a highly intellectual man who loved to reason. One of his ideas was his structured analysis of the quintessential "tragic hero" of Greek drama. In his work Poetics he defines a tragic hero as .".. The man who on the one hand is not pre-eminent in virtue and justice, and yet on the other hand does not fall into misfortune through vice or depravity, but falls because of some mistake; one among the number of the highly renowned and prosperous." Aristotle...
  • Sophocles Oedipus Rex Life Tiresias
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    Throughout history there have been some astonishing Greek plays. Some plays were more comedic in nature, so were romance plays and then there were some that were tragic plays. One of the greatest Greek tragedy plays ever written was Oedipus the King. Brilliantly conceived and written, Oedipus the King dramatizes the self-discovery and tragic downfall of Oedipus, the King of Thebes. It tells the story about a young Greek who was fated to murder his father, marry his mother, and in the process be...
  • Relevancy Of Oedipus In Today's Society
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    Oedipus the King, written by Sophocles around 430 BC, is one of, if not the most, important and influential tragedy ever written. It became the base for most of the tragedies written since. In spite of the fact that some of the story line may seem a little out of place now, parallels can be very easily drawn with the present time. Even though it was written over 2000 years ago, Oedipus the King is still fitting and applicable in today's society. In ancient Greece, the people believed that the go...
  • Sophocles And Aristotle Oedipus The King
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    Sophocles and Aristotle: The Rules of Writing Writing, particularly story writing, is an art. When a person sets out to create a painting, there are certain rules of composition that need to be followed. In the art of writing, it is the same. There are rules of composition for writing and they must be followed by the writer. Some of these rules date back to Aristotle, who set down some rules for classical drama in his Poetics, a collection of class notes in which Aristotle attempted "to treat of...
  • Tragic Heroes In Sophocles
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    Heroic characters have been portrayed in many ways in literature. The hero character has been shown to be both infallible and imperfect, both strong and weak, and both superhuman and ordinary. Consequently, this central figure has evolved over time to become a very complex character. In his Theban plays, Sophocles presents to the reader typical Greek hero figures: strong and resilient, morally virtuous, but with some flaw that ultimately causes their respective demises. In both Antigone and Oedi...
  • Oedipus The King Compared To Things Fall Apart
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    "Oedipus the King" and "Things Fall Apart" The poem "Oedipus the King" and the novel "Things Fall Apart, there is some differences between these two stories. These two stories were very famous in the ancient time. "Things Fall Apart has won the following awards: Nigerian National Trophy, Commonwealth Poetry Prize, Nigerian National Merit Award. Things Fall Apart and Related Readings becomes a complete literature unit with the Teacher's Source Book which includes author information, background, c...
  • The Role Of Foreshadowing In Oedipus The King
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    'You are the curse, the corruption of the land! . With these words, Tiresias, a blind prophet in 'Oedipus The King set the actions in play that would turn king to beggar within the day. Prophecy and foreshadowing is an important part of playwriting, and adds an element of suspense that is not possible any other way. Whether it be the witches of MacBeth, the ramblings of Tiresias in Oedipus: The King, and Antigone, or whether it is the unrealized foreshadowing by Figaro in 'The Marriage of Figaro...
  • Oedipus The King Tragedy Thought Plot
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    3. How Sophocles Oedipus the King fits the description of tragedy provided by Aristotle Why does Aristotle believe tragedy is superior to epic poetry First of all to understand how Oedipus the King fits the description of tragedy we need to know what the description is. Fortunately Aristotles description is kindly provided and explained in detail. It is described that poems have to include certain elements to be called a tragedy. Through logical discussion Aristotle determines these elements to ...
  • Hamlet And Oedipus The King
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    The plays Hamlet and Oedipus the King are very similar in some ways and different in others. However, the similarities between the two seem to be more prominent. The main similarities between the two fall under the categories of incest, murder, suicide, and the displacement of blame. They are both very similar in that they both have incest. However in Oedipus the King, the incest is more generally known. The whole community realizes that Oedipus killed his father and slept with his mother. In H...
  • Oedipus Page Fate Tragic
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    Oedipus the King by Sophocles Sophocles "Oedipus the King' is a tragic play which discusses the tragic discovery of Oedipus that he has killed his father and married his mother. The story of Oedipus (2 page) 6 Fate in the Lives of Men Oedipus the King & fate (1 page) 7 Oedipus Essay Oedipus Essay Sophocles "Oedipus the King' is a tragic play which discusses the tragic discovery of Oedipus that he has killed his father and married his mother. The story of Oedipus was well known (2 page) 8 Oedipus...