Oedipus the King Essay | Apollo's Influence on Oedipus Rex

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Apollo's Influence on Oedipus Rex

Summary: Analyzes the Ancient Greek play, Oedipus Rex, written by Sophocles. Discusses the relevance of Apollo to the overall story of the play. Examines the use of irony and major symbols.
The Greek play, Oedipus Rex, written by Sophocles, is not only an interesting look into politics and the psychology of the unknown, but is packed with symbols and irony. Some of these symbols that are intertwined in the play are sight, blindness, and insight. They are used to convey a sense of dramatic irony. The beginning of the play reveals a prophecy of the Oracle of Delphi, under Apollo's guidance. It tells us all that Oedipus is guilty of, and enables the play to invoke a sense of irony much more easily, for the gods never lie. Later in the play, many events occur with relations to light, understanding, and Apollo which reveal many ironies, flaws, and relations of motifs.

Apollo has an interesting role in the sight and light motif. Apollo was the god of the sun, and gave his inspiration to the Oracle...

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