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Transgression in the Eyes of Playwrights from Different Eras

Summary: Both Sophocles' The Oedipus Cycle and Shakespeare's "Richard III" successfully illustrated non-changing themes from their respective time periods, containing similarly malicious characters and protagonists that illustrate the two playwrights' paralleled sense of what transgression is. Three major connections between the characters and their unruly behavior in both plays are the price that rulers paid for their arrogance and hunger for power, infidelity among women and its consequences, and the karmic effects of murder and injustice.
Play writers Sophocles and Shakespeare have both produced pieces of writings that sustain enormous tragedy. Richard III and the Oedipus Cycle are just two examples of plays that demonstrate the evident relationships between the two writer's technique and strong perceptions. Although time periods of the two plays were written in are set far apart, both Shakespeare and Sophocles glut the tales with similarly malicious characters and protagonists that illustrate how the two writers have a somewhat paralleled sense of what transgression is. History has shown how people from different generations have massively conflicting opinions and ideas on the basic rights and wrongs in human existence. A person's ethics are a reflection of their environment and upbringing. It's difficult to look past one's own subjective viewpoint on what is morally expectable and disregard the self-defining social norms and mores that one was...

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