Essays Tagged: "Antigone, Oedipus the King, Electra (Oxford World's Classics)"

Oedipus the King

WangRuiqi WangLangCTI 35029 September 2014Oedipus the King by Sophocles focuses on the unfortunate demise and consequences a prophecy brings i ... cy. One such symbol, the crossroad, represents the calamitous reunion yet to come between Laius and Oedipus. As the symbol of the crossroad signifies the critical moment of Oedipus's beginning of the ... s perspective of the play.Interestingly, the crossroad represents the crucial point where Laius and Oedipus unknowingly reunite. Crossroads are generally a symbol of points at which crucial choices ca ...

(4 pages) 1 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

On Being Hubristic

f hubris are to be found in Homer's epic poem The Odyssey and the first of Sophocles' Theban plays, Oedipus Rex. Despite the negative connotation to the word hubris, positive changes in character occu ... why Odysseus returns home as a complete opposite to the pompous, hubristic man he was when he left.Oedipus does the same thing. When the oracle tells him that he will marry his mother and kill his fa ...

(5 pages) 1 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy