Test 1 - Joe Soukup Prof Westerholm Intro to Lit Studies...

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Prof Westerholm Intro to Lit Studies 11-Feb-07 There is evidence that communities in Oedipus Rex were similar to todays. In todays communities people will consider themselves to be members of a community that is founded on the beliefs of one or a group of persons. As Oedipus enters the play he talks of the people as children of Cadmus the founder of Thebes. Oedipus opens his speech by telling the people that he is talking to how they are the children of the city. “Children, you modern brood of Cadmus” (Sophocles 1). By saying this Oedipus shows how much he thinks people are children of their own community. Cadmus is the father of the town since he is the founder and the other members are the children of the community. The community that Oedipus describes is similar to todays communities. Much as there is today there are many different levels of workers in Oedipus’s time. As Oedipus talks to the priest they start to talk about how people are branching out their opportunities to the community. “Lo,
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course ENG 210 taught by Professor Westerholm during the Spring '07 term at Northwestern IA.

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Test 1 - Joe Soukup Prof Westerholm Intro to Lit Studies...

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