Essays Tagged: "Jocasta"

Oedipus Rex. About the detective process used by Oedipus

ery. It is the story of Liaus, a murdered king, and his sworn avenger, Oedipus. Oedipus, husband of Jocasta (Liaus's widow) is the current king of Thebes. The city is suffering under a terrible plague ... de ... you [Oedipus] are the man whose crimes pollute our city ...' He goes on to tell Oedipus that Jocasta, his wife, is really his mother. Oedipus is living in shame as the husband of she who bore h ...

(3 pages) 152 0 2.8 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Fate Versus Free Will

The theme of fate is alive before the play even begins. Jocasta and Laius discover that their son will be the killer of his own father and will then marry h ... arents are. The shepherd unhappily informs him that the baby he gave to the messenger was Laius and Jocasta?s son. By moving away from Corinth, Oedipus thought he was safe, but ?fate? is indeed unavoi ...

(2 pages) 116 0 4.3 Mar/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

An Essay on Oedipus Rex

cannot bereversed. This tragic flaw is of course Oedipus killing his father Lauis, and then marryingJocasta, his mother. We realize that these actions have taken place much earlier in thestory than th ... th of these events actually took many years ago.The fall from grace in Oedipus Rex is when Oedipus, Jocasta, and all the othercharacters in the story realize that Oedipus actually did murder Laius and ...

(2 pages) 160 0 3.7 Aug/1996

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

Oedipus Rex by Sophocles , what led to his downfall?

ll have fallen to the bottom. Oedipus believes threepeople are out to get him: Tiresias, Creon, and Jocasta. Believing he is blessed, Oedipusdoes not listen to the words of those close to him. In doin ... ng the cattle that he might be far away fromthe sight of this town." Oedipus, then, tells his wife, Jocasta, about his visit to the Oracleand how he was destine to kill his father and marry his mother ...

(3 pages) 152 0 4.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Oedipus the King, by Sophocles

cording to the facts of this story, Oedipus was a true victim of fate forseveral reasons. Laius and Jocasta, the childless king and queen of Thebes, were told by the god Apollothat their son would kil ... 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 prophecy of Apollo was false.Many years later, he ...

(3 pages) 169 0 2.8 Mar/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

The Fate of Oedipus the King

ngOedipus the King, a play by Sophocles, is the story of Laius, a murdered king.Oedipus, husband of Jocasta (Liaus's widow) is the current king of Thebes. The city issuffering under a terrible plague ...

(2 pages) 81 0 2.6 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Oedipus the king, all about how the events of Oedipus the King prove that God's will overcomes men.

KingOedipus, the king of Thebes, is the main character of Oedipus The King. Creon is the brother of Jocasta and next in line to be king. Tiresias is a blind prophet summoned by Oedipus and can also se ...

(4 pages) 174 0 3.4 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

A response to a paragraph in Oedipus

e. Thebes welcomes her savior and offers him the vacant job of ruler, and the hand of Laius' widow, Jocasta, as an extra reward. Oedipus, with great insight is an excellent ruler who anticipates his s ...

(2 pages) 42 0 3.0 Jan/2003

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

Oedipus - The King. This essay or analysis is about oedipus the king. It gives a moral lesson and also tells a short summary of Oedipus.

Oedipus The KingLaius marries his cousin Jocasta. (They are now the King and Queen of Thebes) They are childless. Laius goes to a future tell ... re teller tells him that he will have a son and his son will kill him and sleep with his wife. Both Jocasta and Laius grow fearful and they plan to kill the child after it is born. Soon enough the chi ...

(1 pages) 228 1 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Greek play, "Oedipus the King" by Sophocles.

ias prophesies the capture of one who is both father and brother to his own children. Oedipus tells Jocasta of a prophecy he heard as a youth, that he would kill his father and sleep with his mother, ... us of a similar prophecy given to Laius, that her son would grow up to kill his father. Oedipus and Jocasta debate the extent to which prophecies should be trusted at all, and when all of the propheci ...

(3 pages) 126 0 4.1 Apr/2003

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

Oedipus and Antigone.

t fate cannot be altered. Oedipus fathers Antigone, Ismene, Polynices, and Eteocles with his mother Jocasta unknowingly, after killing his father. After Oedipus is exiled, Antigone and Ismene have a t ...

(4 pages) 72 2 2.3 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Choice of blindness in "Oedipus the King".

dipus is finally able to "see" the truth, he is in fact blind. Oedipus asks Creon to bury his wife, Jocasta, and to care for his children, and in that instant he takes on the role of King again. Creon ...

(1 pages) 93 0 3.8 May/2003

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

Comparison between Sophocles' tragedys Antigone and Oedipus the King.

ignore the truth, Brought forth the first sign of disaster towards Oedipus' family. When Laius and Jocasta were told by the prophecy that their own son would be the cause of disaster in their lives, ... tried to escape their predestined lives. The tragic irony emphasizes just how desperately Laius and Jocasta do not want to speak the obvious truth. Both their actions begin a tragic pattern for the re ...

(3 pages) 59 1 2.3 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

Oedipus Rex - From Light to Dark.

This theme is best demonstrated through Oedipus' pride, his encounters with Tiresias, and his wife Jocasta.The irony of sight in this play can be marked by Oedipus' inability to realize that which is ... but one could also say that Oedipus' physical sight has done no good for him either.Oedipus' wife, Jocasta is a blinding figure in his life. When he almost sees the truth of his past, she convinces h ...

(5 pages) 144 0 3.9 Nov/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts

This essay proves that Creon is a tragic hero in Antigone.

tragic hero is the person must be of noble birth. Creon was the son of Menoeceus and the brother of Jocasta. He was also the brother-in-law and uncle of Oedipus. Creon became king when Oedipus was ban ...

(2 pages) 34 0 2.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Oedipus' life was controlled by the destiny of the gods.

it might seem that the gods in Oedipus are bullies, picking on people's lives from above.His mother Jocasta abandoned Oedipus in the forest because of a prophecy that in the future he would kill his f ... oned Oedipus in the forest because of a prophecy that in the future he would kill his father. Here, Jocasta is certain that she prevented the god's divine fortune and saved her husband, Laius, from ce ...

(2 pages) 27 0 1.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Creon Tragic Hero Essay about "Antigone," by Sophocles. Discusses why Creon IS a tragic hero in the book "Antigone".

f noble stature, posses character flaws, and his fall is not an entire loss.Creon is the brother of Jocasta, who was the wife and mother of Oedipus, who was the king of Thebes. He becomes ruler of The ...

(4 pages) 85 1 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

What is the role of fate in Oedipus Rex?

ually built around the fate of King Oedipus.When Oedipus was still developing in his mother's womb, Jocasta and Laius went to a soothsayer and had an oracle delivered to them. The oracle stated that L ... baby's feet together and left him for dead.Later in life, the oracle was fulfilled, unbeknownst to Jocasta and Oedipus. The prediction was not believed to be true until after a plague fell upon the c ...

(1 pages) 63 0 4.3 Mar/2004

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

These tragedies are founded on family relations. How does the introduction of incest enhance the power of the family structure here? How does it pervert it?

mmitting. He was relatively happy with his family and loved them a lot. He had a lot of respect for Jocasta, his wife and showed it to her. The fact that she was his mother might have been one of the ...

(1 pages) 34 0 3.5 Apr/2004

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

Analysis of "Oedipus Rex"

ll 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 Thebes, T ... tention to usurp the throne. The sureness Oedipus shows proves the fact that he is extremely proud. Jocasta immediately breaks up the arguing men. She also dismisses the fact that Oedipus is the murde ...

(3 pages) 48 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers