Oedipus the King

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Sophocles
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12,10 MB
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Oedipus the King.pdf
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9266794679661

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The famed Athenian tragedy in which Oedipus's own faults contribute to his tragic downfall. A great masterpiece on which Aristotle based his aesthetic theory of drama in the Poetics and from which Freud derived the Oedipus complex, King Oedipus puts out a sentence on the unknown murderer of his father Laius. By a gradual unfolding of incidents, Oedipus learns that he was the assassin and that Jocasta, his wife, is also his mother.

The play begins with Creon's return from the oracle at Delphi, where he has learned that the plague will be lifted if Thebes banishes the man who killed Laius. Tiresias prophesies the capture of one who is both father and brother to his own children. The Oedipus Plays are plays by Sophocles that were first performed in 429 BC. Oedipus the King King of Thebes.

Written by Steve Crook Plot Summary | Add Synopsis A tragic story from the Greek dramatist, Sophocles, "Oedipus the King" is a well-known and studied play filled with murder, incest, and one man's discovery of the truth about his life. It is the story that you may know because Oedipus murdered his father and married his mother (unknowingly, of course). The king Oedipus summons blind prophet Tiresias to get help from him to find the murderer.

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