Essays Tagged: "oracles"

Compare and contrast the views of Oedipus and Queen Iocaste as to the validity of uncontrollable fate, and oracles being able to see the future.

and contrast the views of Oedipus and Queen Iocaste as to the validity of uncontrollable fate, and oracles being able to see the future. 'King Laios the ruler of Thebes, has a son with his wife Queen ... child!Queen Iocaste certainly feared and believed in fate but she does not believe that prophecies, oracles and soothsayers could see the fate of others. Many times in the story she says things which ...

(6 pages) 171 0 4.3 Jan/1996

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

Oedipus Rex (by Sophocles) analysis essay in the form of an interview (easily edited) includes quotes from the text and line references

oints must be obeyed to the smallest matter, be it right- or wrong." (lines 651-724)Mrs Bendall: So oracles are used as a medium to inform the will of the gods.Sophocles: Yes, the will of the gods are ... to inform the will of the gods.Sophocles: Yes, the will of the gods are spoken through prophets and oracles, such as Tiresias, who appears in both Oedipus Rex and Antigone, and warns both Oedipus and ...

(7 pages) 139 0 4.3 Mar/2003

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

Are Witchcraft Beliefs Irrational?

concept that pervades many societies. The most influential study is Evan's Pritchard's Witchcraft, Oracles and Magic among the Azande and ever since this work was published, anthropologists have deba ...

(11 pages) 200 0 3.7 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

An overview of what modern historian Hammond wrote about the Peloponnesian League.

complicated and sophisticated. Initially, these were governed mainly by religious considerations - oracles, shrines, festivals, pilgrimages and Amphictyones were universally recognised and guarantee ...

(4 pages) 38 0 5.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Fate Vs. Free Will in Shakespeare's MacBeth.

tches' predictions lead to Macbeth's fate, the witches themselves cannot be relied upon as accurate oracles. Instead, they make logical assumptions as to the natural course of politics and make the mo ...

(4 pages) 54 0 3.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

Pride and Determination in Oedipus Rex

s? personality clearly reflects pride and determination throughout the play. When Oedipus heard the oracles? prediction that he was to kill his father and marry his mother, he was determined to preven ...

(2 pages) 61 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Oedipus Rex by Sophocles - Fate vs. Free Will

how people in this story try to escape their fate and how it is no use because in the end, what the oracles predict comes true. In the story there are many occasions in which people try to escape thei ... haracters in the story tries to escape their fate is when Jocasta and Laius have a child. After the oracles tell Jocasta and Laius of their fate, Jocasta and Laius try to get rid of their new born bab ...

(2 pages) 75 0 3.0 Mar/2004

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

Jeremiah Chapter 1: A Detailed Exegesis

d Jeremiah to become a prophet .The first twenty-five chapters of Jeremiah are known as the 'poetic oracles' with the text being broken down also into different literary sources. Such literary sources ... However there is much debate into the dating and R.P.Carroll suggests this date is incorrect as no oracles can be dated during the reign of Josiah and even goes as far to say the information provided ...

(11 pages) 59 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Discuss Shakespeare's presentation of the witches in Macbeth. How dramatically effective is the presentation?

nse of wisdom and knowledge, and are looked to for help by others. Some might even have called them Oracles. Back in the 17th century, people were either killed or tested for being witches. Most, if n ...

(4 pages) 101 5 4.4 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

Oedipus Rex, Sophocles "Do the gods seem tyrannical, benevolent, just, cruel, indifferent? Is the play indifferent to the gods? Do you feel Sophocles believed in a cosmic order?"

nless he died of grief for my departure,And thus, in a sense, through me. No. PolybosHas packed the oracles off with him underground.They are empty words." -Oedipus, Oedipus RexThese are words spoken ... hey are empty words." -Oedipus, Oedipus RexThese are words spoken by Oedipus about the falseness of Oracles before he learns the horror of his own deeds. Oedipus Rex is about a man who tries to escape ...

(2 pages) 20 0 3.0 Dec/2004

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

Oedipus the King suggests that people ultimately have little control over their own lives.

s certain. In the play Oedipus the King, the writer Sophecles demonstrates through the Gods and the oracles what little influence the characters in the play such as Oedipus, Creon and Jocasta have ove ... would ever come to pass" but as he finds out in the end he was foolish to think he could escape the oracles because no matter how great he was, he was still a man and "mortal man must always look to h ...

(3 pages) 53 0 3.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

The king Oedipus

of Laius. Oedipus really takes care of searching for the truth in the beginning. He fears that the oracles have spoken the truth and that he is no longer in shades of lies. Still at the point he deni ...

(3 pages) 626 0 0.0 Feb/2007

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

Oedipus The King

his prophecy was obviously untrue, though it wasn't, and by doing so she attempts to hint that the oracles - and thus the gods - are false. By putting this doubt in Oedipus' mind, the gods are able t ...

(1 pages) 919 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Impassioned Desire For Freedom

Personal expression through poems, songs, or oracles all through time has been a means to personify ones culture or ethnic foundation. One could ...

(2 pages) 331 0 0.0 Jun/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Oedipus Rex

e was adopted and questions his parents about it who deny the allegations. Oedipus then seeks other oracles who only tell him he will kill his father and marry his mother; frustrated, Oedipus leaves C ...

(1 pages) 306 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Oedipus Complex

ility through supernatural aid. Since future events were left to the various gods to decide and the oracles to relay, Oedipus could not make his own decisions regarding the course of his life. He was ...

(5 pages) 9 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Effects of the Supernatural

rama and foreshadowing. This is done by giving the reader a glimpse into a character’s future. Oracles, prophecies and witches are a few of the supernatural forces that are used to create drama a ... tence of the supernatural provides reason for the misfortunes of Oedipus. When Oedipus fulfills the oracles prophecy and receives the news that he had married his mother and murdered his father he doe ...

(5 pages) 17 0 0.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

The calling of isaiah

to the shape and expression of the messianic hopes (Obstat, p.278).The book Isaiah contains mostly oracles from various authors, however the authentic oracles of Isaiah are found in the first part of ... est collection in the book. It includes the account of the vocation and mission of the prophet, the oracles concerning the Syro-Ephraimite War, oracles referring to the crisis of 701B.C.E., and other ...

(8 pages) 28 1 4.3 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Retention Strategies And Oracle

ial threat to their role as an employee at Oracle. The workshops have had great success and allowed Oracles retention to go down considerably since 1998. Those who have attended the meetings have also ...

(1 pages) 32 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Human Resource Management