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Second, Oedipus himself believes he is the son of Polybus and Merope, the King and Queen of Corinth.

Oedipus the King is generally considered his most representative work

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The Oedipus Rex irony is the king’s tragedy of fate
The prophet’s answer is that Oedipus is looking for himself, and as response, Oedipus accuses Tiresias of conspiring with Creon, Jocasta's brother, to overthrow him.

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Many modern critics agree with Aristotle on the quality of Oedipus the King, even if they don't always agree on the reasons. For example, Richard Claverhouse Jebb claimed that "The Oedipus Tyrannus is in one sense the masterpiece of Attic tragedy. No other shows an equal degree of art in the development of the plot; and this excellence depends on the powerful and subtle drawing of the characters. "Cedric Whitman noted that "the Oedipus Rex passes almost universally for the greatest extant Greek play. . . " Whitman himself regarded the play as "the fullest expression of this conception of tragedy," that is the conception of tragedy as a "revelation of the evil lot of man," where a man may have "all the equipment for glory and honor" but still have "the greatest effort to do good" end in "the evil of an unbearable self for which one is not responsible. Edith Hall referred to Oedipus the King as "this definitive tragedy" and notes that "the magisterial subtlety of Sophocles' characterization thus lend credibility to the breathtaking coincidences," and notes the irony that "Oedipus can only fulfill his exceptional god-ordained destiny because Oedipus is a preeminently capable and intelligent human being. "H. D. F. Kitto said about Oedipus the King that "it is true to say that the perfection of its form implies a world order," although Kitto notes that whether or not that world order "is beneficent, Sophocles does not say. "


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all due to his needs for the importance and value of family, as it was lacking during Oedipus' early years of development.
Hamlet and Oedius the King Preferred language style: English (U.S.) English 1302 Paper 3 Assignment: Write a 4-6 page essay analyzing how plot, characterization, theme, diction, melody, and/or spectacle contributed to making Oedipus The King and/or Hamlet tragic. To succeed at this assignment, you will need to do the following: 1) Review Aristotle?s theories on tragedy, and his six elements of tragedy. 2) Decide whether you will analyze a couple of elements in both plays, or more elements in one play. Part of the challenge here is making sure that you appropriately narrow your so that you can adequately address it in the time you have. 3) Take a stance on how the playwright(s) use different dramatic elements to make the play(s) tragic, and create a specific, arguable thesis, which you will then work to support with literary analysis throughout the rest of your paper. 4) Support your thesis with logical theories and arguments, which are based on a critical analysis of quotes, examples and passages from the writers? plays. Keep in mind that you want to focus on interpreting and analyzing the plays, not just retelling them. 5) Assume that your audience is made up of readers who are initially opposed to your idea. To convince them to change their minds, you need to have a paper that is free of faulty logic, holes, over generalizations, and unsupported assumptions. Your analysis should be in-depth and detailed, and go beyond just scratching the surface of the issue. 6) Your paper should contain wording that is clear, concise, and detailed. 7) In addition, your paper should include examples taken from at least 6 academic sources as well as solid, in-depth analysis of those examples to demonstrate your ability to elaborate on your main points and engage in meaningful, critical thought. At least 1 of the sources must be from an academic journal. Only 1 source can be from a website. (Please note: the library?s databases do not count as a website). 8) Please use MLA citation for in-text citations and your bibliography. You can find guidelines for this style in The Simon & Schuster Handbook for Writers. You must include a bibliography and in-text citations with each draft of each paper unless the instructor specifies otherwise. Any paper that uses outside sources of information and does not have these will not meet basic submission requirements and will receive a score of 0%. In addition, any paper that presents wording, information, or ideas from an existing source as one?s own work may be viewed as plagiarism. 9) Your paper should be typed. Please double-space your essay, and use 12-point Times New Roman font as well as 1-inch margins. The paper should be printed on standard white paper and stapled before being submitted.

Oedipus, the protagonist or the main character, is the son of King Laius and Queen Jocasta of Thebes.
Family Tree Found on page 103 Quotes from
Oedipus the KIng "Tell me Oedipus, who are your parents?/Do you know?/You don't even know/the shame and grief you have brought to your family...But the curse of your mother, the curse of your father/will whip you, whip you again and again, wherever you turn/it will whip you out of Thebes forever" (Sophocles 564-571).

-Teiresias, the speaker of the quote, foreshadows what will happen in tragedy, where he shows that Oedipus truly has no knowledge of the true importance and value of family because of his lack of knowledge to find out who his parents truly are.

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Oedipus searches for the murderer, not understanding he, himself carries the guilt.

A blind prophet, Tiresias is called by the king to give help for the search.

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All this takes place before the beginning of the play, which starts, years after Oedipus has taken the throne of Thebes.

The kingdom was affected by a plague, sent by the gods in response to Laius's murder.

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The Sphinx throws herself off the side of the wall and Oedipus's reward for freeing the kingdom of Thebes from her curse is kingship and the hand of queen Jocasta.

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In other words, Oedipus thrives on the search for the truth about his family.

The theme serves as a foundation for Oedipus the King in that the family leads to Oedipus killing his father and marrying his mother

The family, specifically his parents, set off the whole motion for the tragedy.