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  • Marry His Mother Kill His Father
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    The Appropriateness of Oedipus's Punishment According to Encarta Encyclopedia, appropriateness is defined as being suited to a particular condition. This definition can be applied to a situation in a literary masterpiece, Oedipus the King. In Oedipus the King, a major question arises: Does the punishment befit the crime? Many critics agree that Oedipus's punishment is just because he ruined an entire nation. However, others say that fate is uncontrollable and therefore he was not responsible for...
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  • Meeting With The Witches Lady Macbeth
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    Oedipus was similar to Macbeth because both Oedipus and Macbeth were confronted and destroyed by a set of circumstances, Oedipus by fate and Macbeth by the witches and their prophecies. Oedipus the king is given the throne of Thebes because he answered the riddle of the sphinx correctly. Oedipus unknowingly killed the king of Thebes and took his place and ruler. When he was young, Oedipus received a prophecy that he would eventually kill his father and marry his mother. Sickened by this prophecy...
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  • Oedipus Rex By Sophocles Robert Fitzgerald
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    Oedipus Rex, by Sophocles, (as translated by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald), is replete with dramatic devices - one of which is known as Sophoclean Irony. Sophoclean Irony can be divided into two terms: unconscious and conscious irony. Unconscious irony occurs when a character speaks what he believes is the truth, but the audience (fore-armed with knowledge of the truth) knows that it is not. Conscious irony is evident when a character knows the truth but is reluctant to reveal it: thus, he...
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  • Chorus Of Corinthian Women Othello And Medea Time
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    ... nge, Othello's true being comes out one more time. This is shown when he states, before killing Desdemona, "Yet I'll not shed her blood, nor scar that whether skin of hers than snow, and smooth as monumental alabaster). This statement shows that deep inside of him he wishes to do her no harm, it is only Iago's twisted plan that is pushing him to kill her. After learning of her faithfulness though, Othello kills himself because of the wrong he has done. This act was not necessarily viewed as ...
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  • Bury Her Brother Antigone
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    In everyday life, the outcome of your day can be altered by the simplest or most complicating choices. Antigone's decision to bury her brother, Creon's choice to sentence Antigone to death, and again Antigone's choice to end her life were important decisions that other characters based their conclusions around. The choices of the characters in Antigone change the outcome of the play and the lives or choices of other characters. The famous "first" decision of Antigone was to bury her brother Poly...
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  • Kill His Father Tragic Flaw
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    Oedipus has a "tragic flaw" that leads to his demise, and efforts to attribute one to him to him seem forced. In his quest to uncover the truth and rid Thebes of the plague, he exhibits all the heroic qualities that made him the savior of Thebes during the Sphinx's reign of terror. Oedipus as a victim of a fate he could not control. He had enormous control over the events of his "destiny" through the numerous decisions he makes. He chooses to believe the oracle and leave Corinth. (The play is in...
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  • Allegory Of The Cave Oedipus The King
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    In Sophocles play, Oedipus, the King, there are various instances where Oedipus tries to escape his destinyenlightenmentonly 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, it wa...
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  • Ancient Greece Ancient Greek
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    In looking at the first few exchanges between Ismene and Antigone by Sophocles, it is greatly apparent that there are plenty of social issues surrounding women from ancient Greece. In looking at the contextual background of the playwright, the representation of the women within the play and at the imagined response of a contemporary and ancient audience; we can see that this play raises many gender and socially related issues. Looking briefly at the contextual element to the play in terms of the...
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  • Death Of A Salesman Oedipus The King
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    tragedy Tragedy, starting with the Greeks (Oedipus the King), working to Shakespeare (King Lear), and evolving even more to the 20 th century (Death of a Salesman), has changed a great deal over the years. Progressing gradually at some points to some points of sharp contrast. The tragedy we know today is very different to what the Greeks saw in there tragedies. Oedipus the King is a classic Greek Tragedy. It follows the unities that the Greeks had to follow, it takes place in a 24 hour time peri...
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  • Acute Tragic Hero
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    It seems that the nearly all critics of Medea are unanimous in one prominent feature of the play alone, and that is in their immense abhorrence for Jason. Kit says In him (Jason) it is impossible to find anything that is not mean´ , while Lucas says Jason is utterly selfish, and utterly unconscious of his selfishness. It is hard to find anything kind about Jason as on face value he is such an obvious villain. But all these comments on the Medea centre round a study of Medea herself, while ...
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  • Bury Her Brother Tragic Flaw
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    After examining the play, Antigone, for tragic characters, it is seen that there could be many different possibilities. One character is clearly shown to be the tragic character though, and that is Antigone. She plays this role so great because she has all of the correct characteristics of a tragic character including her tragic flaw and her downfall. A tragic character is defined as a person who suffers a downfall in the course of the play, this character also has a tragic flaw which is the eve...
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  • Golden Fleece King Pelias Jason
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    Jason was the leader of the Argonauts and the husband of Medea. He was the son of Jason. King Pelias of Iolcos sent Jason on a seemingly impossible quest to bring the Golden Fleece back from distant Colchis. Jason assembled a crew of heroes from all over Greece. Argos, the largest ship ever constructed, was built for the heroes. On their way to Colchis, Jason and his crew became the first humans to pass through the Symplegades. They also freed Phones from the curse of the Harpies. When they arri...
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  • Bury Her Brother Antigone
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    In everyday life, the outcome of your day can be altered by the simplest or most complicating choices. Antigone's decision to bury her brother, Creon's choice to sentence Antigone to death, and again Antigone's choice to end her life were important decisions that other characters based their conclusions around. The choices of the characters in Antigone change the outcome of the play and the lives or choices of other characters. The famous first decision of Antigone was to bury her brother Polyne...
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  • Quot The Chorus Takes Place Medea
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    The exchange that takes place between Medea and the Chorus serves several purposes in Euripides tragedy, The Medea. It allows us to sympathize with Medea in spite of her tragic flaws. It also foreshadows the tragic events that will come to pass. Finally, it contrasts rationality against vengeance and excess. The Chorus offers the sane view of the world to the somewhat insane characters of Medea, Jason, and Creon. As the passage begins on page 176, the leader of the Chorus reveals that she has hi...
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  • Medea And The Chorus Takes Place Tragic
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    Medea and the Chorus The exchange that takes place between Medea and the Chorus serves several purposes in Euripides tragedy, The Medea. It allows us to sympathize with Medea in spite of her tragic flaws. It also foreshadows the tragic events that will come to pass. Finally, it contrasts rationality against vengeance and excess. The Chorus offers the sane view of the world to the somewhat insane characters of Medea, Jason, and Creon. As the passage begins on page 176, the leader of the Chorus re...
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  • Medea And The Chorus Things
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    Medea and the Chorus The exchange that takes place between Medea and the Chorus serves several purposes in Euripides tragedy, The Medea. It allows us to sympathize with Medea in spite of her tragic flaws. It also foreshadows the tragic events that will come to pass. Finally, it contrasts rationality against vengeance and excess. The Chorus offers the sane view of the world to the somewhat insane characters of Medea, Jason, and Creon. As the passage begins on page 176, the leader of the Chorus re...
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  • King And His Daughter Daughter And Jason Medea
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    Medea: Guilty as Charged I am here today to confirm who is solely responsible for the death of four innocent victims. Medea. She shrewdly murdered the king and his daughter, then proceeded to brutally violate the little bodies of her own children. Some people may argue that outside factors coerced her to act irrationally. She wants all citizens to believe that pain and suffering caused by Jason s disloyalty drove her mad enough to act out so rashly. However, her selfishness compelled her to plot...
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  • Jason Tragic Play
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    The tragic play Medea, originally written by Euripides then later translated by Philip Vellacott, describes the intense love that Medea expresses towards Jason, a prince on a quest for the Golden Fleece. In an attempt to become closer to the throne, Jason marries Medea, and they parent two children together. However, Jason divorces Medea and marries a young princess. Many themes present themselves throughout this tragic play, but three offer the strongest topics of discussion; one, the greatest ...
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  • Marry His Mother Kill His Father
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    Oedipus the Irony In Sophocles Oedipus The King, Oedipus 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 around ...
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  • Oedipus The King Allegory Of The Cave
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    Oedipus, The King And Allegory Of The Oedipus, The King And Allegory Of The Cave Comparative Analysis Essay 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 kn...
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