Oedipus the King Essay | Oedipus Rex

This student essay consists of approximately 5 pages of analysis of Oedipus Rex.
This section contains 1,324 words
(approx. 5 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on Oedipus Rex

Oedipus Rex

Summary: Summarizes the play Oedipus Rex written by Sophocles. Analyzes the major themes and structure of the play. Provides a brief analysis of Greek tragedy.
The play takes place at the palace in Thebes.

Time of Action & Duration of Action

The play takes place in the fifth century B.C. and plays out in a fairly short period of time. The play last a day in its entirety.

Basic Mood

This play is a Greek tragedy the most dominant mood is that of a tragedy. There are moments in the play that provide the audience with a deep sense of empathy for Oedipus and for his daughters, as well as being able to understand the grief of Iokaste and her death was an obnoxious display of her own guilt and grief. Overall the mood was tense and ended in gloom

Brief Synopsis of Plot

The play opens with the Priest asking Oedipus to rescue them from the plague that has been the curse of suffering in the land since there was a great...

(read more)

This section contains 1,324 words
(approx. 5 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on Oedipus Rex
Copyrights
BookRags Student Essays
Oedipus Rex from BookRags Student Essays. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.