Essays Tagged: "Merope"

Oedipus the King, by Sophocles

another shepherd. This shepherd gave the baby to a childless king and queen ofCorinth, Polybus and Merope. This royal couple named the boy Oedipus, which in its Greek formOidipous means 'swollen foot ... h in its Greek formOidipous means 'swollen foot.' Oedipus was brought up believing that Polybus and Merope were his realparents, and Lauis and Jocasta believed that their child was dead and the prophe ...

(3 pages) 169 0 2.8 Mar/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Sophocles' 'Oedipus The King' - Was Oedipus a victim of hubris or a victim of the gods?

gh, seeing it as a direct link to the hubris Oedipus displayed in being so certain that Polybus and Merope were his parents, " ... it never occurred to him that he might be wrong." (Kitto, 1939) Perha ...

(5 pages) 161 0 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Oedipus The King

age 52, Oedipus states that," My father was a Corinthian "" King Polybus "" and my mother a Dorian: Merope was her name. I, as prince, was held by the citizens of Corinth to be their greatest next to ...

(4 pages) 7 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Oedipus

to believe that he has done neither of these things, as he is under the impression that Polybus and Merope are his father and mother.With that in focus, the stage is set. An ideal is next removed by s ...

(2 pages) 317 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

oedipus rex

d truth.The first step in Oedipus' self-awareness was new knowledge. When he heard that Polybus and Merope were not his real parents, he visited the Oracle at Delphi to seek the truth. The oracle did ... led when he was a baby, and while they thought he was dead, he was actually living with Polybus and Merope. Once Oedipus heard of the curse, he tried to escape fate by running away, but he did not kno ...

(3 pages) 9 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

Oedipus

ta's blind way of handling their problems, by the shepherd's failure to obey orders, by Polybus and Merope's unwillingness to tell him the truth. Yet Oedipus recognizes that each man is an embodiment ...

(4 pages) 1181 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

Oedipus And Fate

ing that this act would let him escape his fate. However, what he did not know was that Polybus and Merope were not his birth parents, thereby enforcing the fact that it was fate that directed Oedipus ... im that he would kill his father and marry his mother, he had no reason to believe that Polybus and Merope were not his real parents, and even if they were not, what were the chances that this random ...

(2 pages) 5 0 3.0 Feb/2008

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

Oedipus And Fate

ing that this act would let him escape his fate. However, what he did not know was that Polybus and Merope were not his birth parents, thereby enforcing the fact that it was fate that directed Oedipus ... im that he would kill his father and marry his mother, he had no reason to believe that Polybus and Merope were not his real parents, and even if they were not, what were the chances that this random ...

(2 pages) 796 0 3.0 Feb/2008

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

Oedipus Rex

give their life for some admirable cause.Oedipus believed himself to be the son of King Polybos and Merope. Then as a young man, the oracle at Delphi informed him that he would eventually murder his f ...

(3 pages) 1331 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

Oedipus, Who Was he and What Had He Learned

Do you know who Oedipus Rex was? He was Oedipus, King Thebes, supposed son of Plybos and Merope, King and Queen of Corinth. Married to Iokaste, Queen of Thebes she is the wife of the late K ...

(5 pages) 849 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

Oedipus the King

wasn't killed and instead he was taken away and given to the king and queen of Corinth, Polybus and Merope. They named him Oedipus, a reference to his feet, which were very swollen.After many years, O ...

(2 pages) 461 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

A Life of Misery

e him to another Sheppard to bring up on his own. This man gave the child to King Polybus and queen Merope of Corinth. Oedipus knows none of this and he thinks these two are his true parents. When a d ...

(6 pages) 702 0 0.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

The Pleiades Star Cluster Phenomenon

he most famous, where the seven sisters are Maia, Electra, Alcyone, Taygete, Asterope, Celaeno, and Merope. After their father, Atlas, is forced to eternally separate the heavens from the earth the si ...

(7 pages) 14 0 0.0 Jun/2010

Subjects: Science Essays > Space