Comparison of Sophocles's "Ajax" and "Oedipus the King"
668 words, approx. 2 pages
In "Ajax" and "Oedipus the King" by the ancient Greek writer Sophocles, Ajax and Oedipus are different in their position, yet similar in the manner in which pity is engendered through their punishment. These two aspects of the plays are essential, for both deal with the reason and justification for death and blindness, which are central to understanding Ajax and Oedipus the King.