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Oedipus Rex and Religion

Summary: In the tragic play Oedipus Rex, the concept of religion greatly influences the social structure which in turn has a profound effect on the events that unfold throughout the play.
In the tragic play Oedipus Rex, the concept of religion greatly influences the social structure which in turn has a profound effect on the events that unfold throughout the play. Oedipus is the head of the state. There is a direct parallel in the demise of his household and city state which eventually comes to a full circle to destroy him. Even though Oedipus is praised by his people for being a responsible and honest king, he possesses a major character flaw in his attitude towards the gods which causes the tragic torture he faces in the end. Over the duration of the play, there is a strong sense of contamination towards the state, because it is facing a time of plague, and towards the leader Oedipus, because he is unknowingly in a relationship with his own mother. The cleansing of the state can only occur...

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