"Oedipus the King" is a monument to Sophocles's dramaticgenius, and to the freedom of Athenianthought.Sophocles himself served as an army general.
If you are a student assigned to read "Oedipus the King", and perhapsalso to comment on Aristotle's ideas about tragedy and"tragic flaws", this site willhelp you get started.Warning: This is NOT a "family" site, and Sophocles is NOT "familyentertainment".
Hamlet's Oedipal desire leads him to procrastinate in killing Claudius: in doing so, it would be an obvious admittance to his Oedipal lusts: his enemy has already fulfilled his Oedipal desires in murdering Old Hamlet and sleeping with...
He asks Creon to expel him from Thebes as quickly as he can and gives orders for Jocasta’s burial (1446ff), a gesture of concern and responsibility characteristic of the Oedipus we saw in the opening scenes(73)....
Three essays on the theory of sexuality.
The heroine is torn between her desire to merge with Rebecca and to separate from her due to this combination of negative Oedipal and Electra complexes....
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Finally Teiresias gives in,says Oedipus is the killer, and adds that he is "living in shamewith his closest relative."Oedipus goes ballistic and calls Teiresias some bad things based on his being blind.
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SoonOedipus will learn the truth and be a blind exile, leaning onhis staff.The Chorus sings about the oracle at Delphi, which was supposedlythe center of the world.