Oedipus Rex

Oedipus Rex - Oedipus Rex The story of Oedipus Rex is full...

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Oedipus Rex The story of Oedipus Rex is full of dramatic irony. The character of Oedipus is hasty and irrational. His behavior is volatile; ready to help the citizens of Thebes in one instance, then cursing the oracle about telling his fate in the next instance. After another plague sweeps the city of Thebes, Oedipus turns to the oracle Tiresias in order to help rid the city of the plague. Tiresias tells Oedipus that the killer of Laius must be brought to justice, because this is what has brought on the plague. Laius was the former king who was murdered by a mysterious traveler. Oedipus demands Tiresias to reveal the identity of the murderer but Tiresias refuses. After a few harsh comments and accusations were exchanged, Tiresias tells Oedipus that he is the murderer. Tiresias had also told Jocasta her fate as well. Jocasta is the Queen of Thebes, who was married to the late Laius. After defeating the sphinx, Oedipus became king and married Jocasta. Tiresias had told Jocasta that the first son born to her would kill his father and marry his mother. In order
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2008 for the course HUM 101 taught by Professor Curley during the Fall '08 term at NJIT.

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