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  • Biblical And Mythological Allusions
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    "Desire Under the Elms" In "Desire Under the Elms", by Eugene O'Neill, many uses of both biblical and mythological allusions can be seen. These allusions help add depth to the plot of the play by linking the play to other similar, well-known stories. Three of the best allusions are seen in Cabot's talk about how God is a strong god, his talk about God being in the stones, and his telling Eben that he is blind as a mole. Cabot's talk about God being a strong god is important to the story. He tell...
  • Truth Oedipus
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    Fate is an issue that is mentioned in almost every religion. The majority of people living since the beginning of time up until the present, have had a some sort of opinion on the subject. Oedipus Rex is a story that is held together by the fact that fate is more powerful than anyone's free will. On this strong basis of fate, free will doesn't even exist. This is a belief that can be accepted or denied, but in Oedipus's story, fate is proved inevitable. In the very beginning of the story, before...
  • Thebes A City In Plague Oedipus
    452 words
    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...
  • Job's Faithfulness To God
    800 words
    Comparing and Contrasting Oedipus and Job The Book of Job and Oedipus and King are very similar stories in that both characters in each story suffer a very big downfall. In these two stories you see the characters and how they deal with adversity. The one who keeps faith and looks toward a better life is usually the person who will come out on top. Oedipus was a character that committed some horrible and disgusting crimes. Throughout the whole story he himself causes his own downfall. Oedipus po...
  • Oedipus Character Traits
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    Oedipus Rex Sophocles' Oedipus the King perpetuates this ideology that the title character pursues a path which happens to be foretold. Oedipus was determined to save his city and discover his identity, however he ultimately assists in his own downfall. Oedipus' fall from his kingly status was not by accident or because of some other person. Oedipus is the only one that can be blamed for his misfortune. Oedipus' character traits are shown most clearly during his turning downfall, thinking he is ...
  • Oedipus The King And Okonkwo
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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...
  • Ahab Like Oedipus
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    Although Ahab and Oedipus have diverse styles of leadership, their similar personalities guide both of them to similar tragic ends. They share many characteristics of a good leader, which is a major reason for their previous success, but they also share many bad personality traits, which cause their downfalls. Throughout "Oedipus Rex", Oedipus displays many good qualities that make him a successful leader. In the beginning of the story, the author tells the story of how Oedipus became King of Th...

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