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Women Changing Roles

Summary: Jocasta's portrayal in Oedipus the King represents major differences between women's role in society then and now do mainly to the women gaining more independence today do to changes in the law and the work
Women Changing Roles

Through the centuries, women have tried to be equal to men. From their position in the workplace to voting rights, women have struggled to gain equal rights. In Sophocles' novel Oedipus the King, women are portrayed differently in society when comparing the past and the present.

In Oedipus the King, Sophocles uses the character Jocasta to portray women in society. Jocasta consults the oracle when she states, " There was an oracle once that came to Laius, I will not say that it was Phoebus' own, but it was his servants - and it told him that it was fate that he should die a victim at the hands of his own son, a son to be born of Laius and me." (Sophocles, 785-793) She consults the oracle to find out it was her son, Oedipus, fate to kill his parents. Jocasta gave birth to...

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