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  • Hamlet And Oedipus
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    Although you may never meet them, and although you may not tread the soil of God's green earth at the same time, many believe it to be a scientific fact every one of us has a twin. These people believe that in some way, we are all connected as twins. Upon presenting their theory, these individuals must have been confronted with hitches and hurdles. From chuckling and chortling to snickering and sneering, one can only imagine the response these scientists must have received! Upon hearing the stor...
  • Oedipus And Hamlet
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    In examining Hamlet and Oedipus Rex we are confronted with the notion of heroism and tragedy. In these plays the protagonists are tragically heroic. The question is, what is it that makes them tragic heroes. A big part of being a tragic hero is suffering. In the context of these tragedies the hero meets their suffering often through defiance of some authority. While in defiance it is that suffering that unearths the core of the hero. Essentially, suffering allows the character of the hero to dev...
  • Classic Greek Tragedy Of Oedipus The King
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    Hamlet Versus Oedipus the King Content: Good Paper Showing the differences between Hamlet and Oed pius the King Sophocles Oedipus King and Shakespeare's Hamlet both contain the basic elements of tragedy, although the Shakespearean tragedy expanded its setting far beyond that of the ancient Greek tragedy. The tragic hero of Hamlet finds himself burdened with the task of avenging his father's death from the start of the play, and is not himself the source of the pollution of regicide, while Oedipu...
  • Sophocles Oedipus King And Shakespeare's Hamlet
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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 Vs Hamlet As Tragic Protagonists Oedipus
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    Oedipus vs. Hamlet as Tragic Protagonists Oedipus fits Aristotle's definition of the tragic flaw and protagonist almost flawlessly. Aristotle described the protagonist as 'someone regarded as extraordinary rather than typical... ' (1117). Oedipus freed Thebes from the Sphinx by solving her riddle -- something nobody else had been able to do. The priest in the first scene of Act I calls Oedipus '... our greatest power' (1121) and describes him as rated first among men. Hamlet is of noble birth bu...
  • Contrast Oedipus And Hamlet
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    Compare and contrast Oedipus and Hamlet. Is Oedipus more a man of action? Or is he more a man driven by whim and sudden, rash decisions? Which character is more selfless? Does Hamlet show any signs of selfish motives in his actions or inaction's? Which protagonist seems more learned? wiser? more religious? more loving? more incestuous? Which seems to be a better murder investigator? Does Oedipus have any of Claudius' motives when he kills the king, Laius? Then which murderer is more blameworthy ...
  • Hamlet And Oedipus Rex
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    The Birth of Kings Two plays, "Hamlet", written by William Shakespeare and "Oedipus Rex", written by Sophocles share a common bond of illusion and innocence. The protagonists in both plays appear at the beginning only to have changed so that reality has broken through the illusion with less than desirable results for either. In these two plays, two kings must leave their innocence behind as the truth leads them first, to enlightenment and then to their downfall. This is a battle between the ligh...
  • Hamlet With The Death Of His Father
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    Oedipus and Hamlet are two very well known characters in literature. They both stand out in a reader's mind through their actions, conflicts, strengths, and weaknesses. A reader becomes involved more in the action through these two characters. They allow us, the reader, to gain a greater sense of the stories plot. In many ways these characters hold similar traits to one another but the one that stands out most in my mind is their relationships with their fathers. Their father's prior conflicts a...
  • Revenge On Hamlet
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    One of the cornerstones of psychoanalysis is the Oedipus complex. According to the generally accepted version, during a session of self-analysis Freud unearthed a childhood memory of being sexually aroused by seeing his mother naked. What Freud wrote about in his discovery to his colleague was that he remembered a long train journey, and because it was so long he deduces that he might have had the opportunity of seeing his mother naked. He then deduced further that he might have been aroused by ...

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