Essays Tagged: "Laius"

Damn the Fates - the question of Free Will.

ed. The logic of Oedipus' transgression is actually quite obvious, and Oedipus' father, King Laius, also has an analogous methodology and transgression. They both had unfortunate destinies: Lai ... father and marry his mother. This was the ominous decree from the divinatory Oracle at Delphi. King Laius feared the Oracle's proclamation and had his son, the one and only Oedipus, abandoned on a mou ...

(6 pages) 173 0 2.9 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Damn the Fates. Free will in Sophocles' Theban plays (Oedipus Rex, Antigone)

ore sinned.The logic of Oedipus' transgression is actually quite obvious, and Oedipus' father, King Laius, also has an analogous methodology and transgression. They both had unfortunate destinies: Lai ... father and marry his mother. This was the ominous decree from the divinatory Oracle at Delphi. King Laius feared the Oracle's proclamation and had his son, the one and only Oedipus, abandoned on a mou ...

(6 pages) 126 0 4.2 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Dramatic Irony in Oedipus the King by Sophocles

f dramatic irony comes very early into the play when Oedipus vows to bring to justice the killer of Laius, which is in reality himself. When he learns that the bringing of justice of Laius' killer wil ... deaf to the truth. He appears to be on a valiant search for the truth and justice of the killer of Laius, yet refuses to hear the truth when it is spoken to him. In order to hear the truth Oedipus ne ...

(2 pages) 147 0 3.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Aristotle says in his poetics that Sophocles drew men "as they ought to be".

all men to cast away the offence, the unclean, whom all the gods have declared accursed, the son of Laius, and having proven myself that branded man, could I want the sight to face the people's stare? ...

(3 pages) 40 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

In Aristotle's Poetics.

he King. Its story revolves around two different attempts to change the course of fate: Jocasta and Laius's killing of Oedipus at birth and Oedipus's flight from Corinth later on. In both cases, an or ... t heinous of all possible sins. In killing the Sphinx, Oedipus is the city's savior, but in killing Laius (and marrying Jocasta), he is its scourge, the cause of the blight that has struck the city at ...

(11 pages) 96 0 5.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Book of Job" and "Oedipus the King" by Robert Penn Warren.

tionalize about the prophecy, when Tiresias states:The man you are trying to find...the murderer or Laius, that man is here in Thebes.... He will be revealed as a brother and father of the children wi ...

(4 pages) 54 0 2.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Analysis of the Role of the Chorus in anicent Greek plays. Using "Oedipus The King" as an example.

Jocasta stopped the execution of Creon. When Oedipus jumped to the conclusion that he did kill king Laius counselled "Sir, these are terrible words. But yet to hopeful, until you learn the whole truth ...

(3 pages) 94 1 4.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

The Cycle of Heroic Virtue in Samson Agonistes and Oedipus Rex

recurrences of "heroic virtue".Oedipus' search is about disentangling the enigma of the former king Laius' murder. As the "famous Oedipus" (8), he has to find out the truth in order to save his people ...

(7 pages) 35 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analysis of "Oedipus Rex"

told to kill his father and marry his mother. In an effort to stop this from happening, his parents Laius and Jocasta order him killed. They too, believe fate can be outwitted. When the plague strikes ... bes, Tiresias the prophet tells the people that the plague will only stop when the murderer of King Laius is found. Oedipus is of course the murderer, but he does not realize this. He insists on the m ...

(3 pages) 48 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The king Oedipus

t comment, where he disgustingly charges Creon for the wrong doing of the rumors and the killing of Laius. Oedipus really takes care of searching for the truth in the beginning. He fears that the orac ... no longer in shades of lies. Still at the point he denies that he had anything to do with slain of Laius. At the end, he is a man with no power what so ever. In defending his honor, he kills Laios. U ...

(3 pages) 626 0 0.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Universal character traits in "Oedipus the King"

t seems Oedipus is being a good leader and a decent man when he decided toinvestigate the murder of Laius. When boasting of what he will do, he displays selfishcharacteristics. He pointedly tells his ... eristics. He pointedly tells his people that the end result is merely to servehimself, "by avenging Laius, I defend myself" (158-159).When Oedipus confronts Tiresias, many things become apparent.Tires ...

(3 pages) 15 0 0.0 Sep/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Oedipus the Irony

is 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 ... ul enough to control everything around them. Ironically, these two strangers meet and Oedipus kills Laius and marries Laius widow. Then in order to stop the plague that hits the city Oedipus needs to ...

(5 pages) 7 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Oedipus the irony

is 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 ... ul enough to control everything around them. Ironically, these two strangers meet and Oedipus kills Laius and marries Laius widow. Then in order to stop the plague that hits the city Oedipus needs to ...

(5 pages) 1043 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Oedipus

k the responsibility for something that he did no intended to do: "his troubles have been caused by Laius and Jocasta's blind way of handling their problems, by the shepherd's failure to obey orders, ...

(4 pages) 1186 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Ironic, Isn’t it Oedipus As in most ancient Greek plays,

pening scene. Therein the audience learns that Oedipus, the King of Thebes, had murdered his father Laius and married his mother Jocasta. Because the audience is privileged to this information from th ...

(3 pages) 1223 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

A Life of Misery

lay, it has proven to be influential in many ways.Oedipus was born to the king and queen of Thebes, Laius and Jocasta. His parents were contacted by an oracle who told them that their son would kill L ... nts were contacted by an oracle who told them that their son would kill Laius and marry his mother. Laius tied Oedipus’s feet together and gave it to a servant of the kind, the Sheppard, to kill. ...

(6 pages) 702 0 0.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Oedipus

st yesterday evening after a shocking discovery. Oedipus has found out that is the murderer of king Laius , also known as his father! We have got this information from a good friend of his the shepher ... t the prophecy and fled from the city. He came to a crossroad and ended up having and argument with Laius which resulted in his death. When Oedipus arrived to Thebes he married Jocasta and vowed he wo ...

(3 pages) 0 0 0.0 Oct/2013

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Hamartia

(2 pages) 1 0 0.0 Dec/2013

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues