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Essay | Conflict and Painful Emotions

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Conflict and Painful Emotions

Summary: Compares story conflict and painful emotions depicted in Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, Medea by Euripedes, and Othello and the Merchant of Venice, both by William Shakespeare. Describes how all of the plays emulate conflict and painful emotion. Explores how each has its own preoccupation and sensibility of time which it was produced.
Conflict and painful emotion are required to categorize a work as a Drama. Oedipus Rex, Medea, Othello, and The Merchant of Venice, all emulate conflict and painful emotion. While all are categorized as drama, each has its own preoccupation and sensibility of time which it was produced.

Oedipus Rex's conflict centers around the murder of Laius and the search for his murderer. After Laius's murder Oedipus took his place and began the hunt for the killer. A boy leads Oedipus to the blind prophet Tiresias who when asked by Oedipus who is the killer, responds "I say that you are Laius' murderer..." (Sophocles 13). Oedipus insults the prophet and sends him away. As the story progresses Oedipus finds out where the murder took place, where three roads meet, and this reminds Oedipus that he killed someone where three roads meet. Oedipus continues his search for the murderer...

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