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Fate Versus Free Will
2,383 words, approx. 8 pages
Debates the concepts of free will versus fate. Provides evidence in support of each. Explores how each is depicted in Oedipus, by Sophocles.
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Essay Grade: 83%
Oedipus Rex, a Tragic Hero
2,371 words, approx. 8 pages
Sophocles's Oedipus Rex is probably the most famous tragedy ever written. Sophocles's tragedy represents a monumental theatrical and interpretative challenge. Oedipus Rex is the story of a King of Thebes upon whom a hereditary curse is placed and who therefore has to suffer the tragic consequences of fate (tragic flaws or hamartia).
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The Use of Dramatic Irony in Sophocle's Oedipus the King
2,370 words, approx. 8 pages
Essay details, using Aristotle's definition of tragedy, the instances of dramatic Irony In Sophocle's Play, Oedipus the King.
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The Hubris of Oedipus
2,225 words, approx. 7 pages
A plot summary and historical background for "Oedipus the King" by Sophocles. Hubris is Oedipus's tragic flaw. He is proud because he rescued the city of Thebes from the Sphinx, the citizenry worships him and the Thebans have such a high esteem for him that they made him king.
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Realizing Identity, Realizing Flaws
1,856 words, approx. 6 pages
Analyzes the role of pride in Sophocle's "Oedipus Rex" and "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight."
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Oedipus the King
1,637 words, approx. 6 pages
Essay explains how fate and Oedipus' own eesential nature combine to make him a tragic hero.
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Essay Grade: 92%
Oedipus: 'Self-punishment
1,586 words, approx. 5 pages
Explores the epic Oedipus Rex, by Sophocles. Discusses whether the nature of Oedipus' punishment is an appropriate punishment for Oedipus to choose for himself. Describes how Oedipus's choice of this punishment relates to the theme of the play and to our final understanding of his character.
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How Sophocles Evokes Catharsis in Oedipus Rex
1,541 words, approx. 5 pages
Discusses Oedipus the King, by Sophocles. Explains how the work meets Aristotle's definition of a tragedy. Examines how the work evokes catharsis through character development.
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Qedipus. a Blind King
1,537 words, approx. 5 pages
Explores themes from the Socratic work, Oedipus the King. Discusses the symbolism of blindness and how according to this play, blindness is not always a physical quality, but a mental flaw some people posses. Describes how Socrates uses physical blindness, as well as intellectual blindness to illustrate Oedipus' status as a tragic hero.
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The Evolution of Tragedy in Dramatic Literature
1,512 words, approx. 5 pages
The defintion of tragedy in dramatic literature and how it has evolved over the years. The elements of a tragedy are hamartia, hubris, peripeteia, anagnorisis, and catharsis. Sophocles's "Oedipus the King" is compared with Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" to illustrate how the nature of tragedy in literature has changed.
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&Comments on the Character of Oedipus from the Play by Sophocles
1,509 words, approx. 5 pages
Analyzes the character of King Oedipus, from the play of the same title, by Sophocles. Explores the many trials and tribulations the character experiences and reveals how that affects him. Discusses the theme of self realization, common to Greek tragedies.
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Oedipus the King - the Role of Fate
1,456 words, approx. 5 pages
Analyzes the play by Sophocles, Oedipus the King. Questions whether fate played a role in Oedipus' downfall. Describes how the play reflected the Ancient Greek philosopy toward life.
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Oedipus as a Tragic Hero
1,428 words, approx. 5 pages
According to Aristotle's theory of tragedy and his definition of the central character, Oedipus the hero of Sophocles is considered a classical model of the tragic hero. The tragic hero of a tragedy is essential element to arouse pity and fear of the audience to achieve the emotional purgation or catharathis.
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The Archetypal Hero in Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
1,415 words, approx. 5 pages
Essay examines the character Oedipus Rex and his role as an archetypal hero in Oedipus Rex, by Sophacles. Oedipus Rex shares a few common traits of an archetypal hero, but also has many characteristics unlike those of an archetypal hero. Oedipus's characteristics are both favorable and unfavorable, so it is impossible to decide whether to like him or not. No one really is quite sure of Oedipus's true nature.
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The Philosophy of Sophocles in King Oedipus
1,415 words, approx. 5 pages
King Oedipus is divided into three parts. In the first part we have the problem and the accusation of Creon. In part two we have the discovery of the truth. At the end of the play we find the truth and the consequences of it. Oedipus admits his blindness, feels ashamed and is pious.
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The Perfect Aristotelian Tragedy: "Oedipus the King"
1,407 words, approx. 5 pages
The play "Oedipus the King" by Sophocles has all the ingredients necessary for a great Aristotelian tragedy. It contains the perfect Aristotelian tragic plot, consisting of paripeteia, anagnorisis, and catastrophe. It has the perfect tragic character that suffers from happiness to misery due to his tragic flaw. And the play evokes pity and fear that produces the tragic effect, catharsis (a purging of emotion).
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Destiny Controls Oedipus
1,387 words, approx. 5 pages
Is Oedipus the King a tragic hero who is controlled by fate and destiny, or does he have control over his own fate?
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How far is Oedipus Himself (in Sophocles play Oedipus the King) Responsible For His Fate
1,337 words, approx. 5 pages
Discusses the theme of whether Oedipus had power over his fate, and evidence in the text to support the view that Sophocles himself thought him innocent.
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Oedipus Rex
1,324 words, approx. 4 pages
Summarizes the play Oedipus Rex written by Sophocles. Analyzes the major themes and structure of the play. Provides a brief analysis of Greek tragedy.
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Empathy in Oedipus the King
1,311 words, approx. 4 pages
Evaluates how empathy is created, used, and entwined in Sophocles, "Oedipus the King."
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Significant Flaws of Oedipus the Wrathful, Rash, Arrogant King
1,270 words, approx. 4 pages
Oedipus, like many a tragic hero, is in possession of several rather unfortunate but human flaws that figuratively pave his way to misery.
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The Quest for Truth in Oedipus the King
1,221 words, approx. 4 pages
Oedipus the King - Sophocles. Character analysis and the audience's inherent need to discover truth throughout the play.
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King Oedipus and Creon as Tragic Heroes
1,206 words, approx. 4 pages
Debates why the characters of King Oedipus and Creon are or are not tragic heroes according to Aristotle's measure of a tragic hero.
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The Evolution of Tragedy
1,183 words, approx. 4 pages
A comparison study of Sophocles' Oedipus the King and Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" show the evolution of the tragic hero from the time of the Greek playwrights to the present day. The Greek concept of the tragic hero involves a person in a position of great power or influence, whose fall from that position occurs through a series of events completely beyond his control. In the modern-day concept, the tragic hero has never achieved power or influence, and while the tragic hero can control the events that cause the inevitable fall, he or she lacks the wisdom to do so.
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Oediupus and Free Will
1,181 words, approx. 4 pages
Analyzes Oedipus the King, by Sophocles. Examines the issues of fate and free will. Provides a plot summary and includes supporting evidence from the text.
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To What Extent is Oedipus Responsible for His Own Downfall?
1,174 words, approx. 4 pages
Explores themes from Oedipus Rex, the epic adventure by the Greek philosopher Sophocles. Provides theories on who is responsible for Oedipus' downfall.
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Oedipus Rex
1,169 words, approx. 4 pages
Sophocles has been known for using his plays not merely to entertain his audience, but to deliver a message too. Out of all of the important lessons in his plays, Wisdom stands out as the most impact full. In the play Oedipus the King, Sophocles uses the blindness of Teriesias, Jocasta, and Oedipus to point out how understanding is far greater than vision alone.
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Lessons from "Oedipus the King"
1,157 words, approx. 4 pages
American playwright Arthur Miller wrote an essay about the Greek tragedy "Oedipus the King" by Sophocles. Miller says this epic poem teaches us that truth and humility are central components of living "the right way." The poem teaches us humbleness and what we can learn from the truth. It teaches us how one man's life experience brought him enlightenment and how our experiences can bring us the same thing. It shows the true meaning of a tragedy and how tragic plays can affect the audience.
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Finding Your Identity
1,152 words, approx. 4 pages
How the main characters in "Trifles" and "Oedipus" find their "true identities."
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The Hubris of Oedipus
1,148 words, approx. 4 pages
Discusses the ancient Greek play Oedipus Rex, by Sophocles. Analyzes the major character, Oedipus, and explores his major flaw of hubris. Describes how his hubris is shown in his pride, the way he degrades many people and his blindness.
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The Tragedy of Oedipus: Pride Goes before a Fall
1,141 words, approx. 4 pages
Describes the five characteristics of the classic Greek tragedy. Relates thoes characteristics to the play Oedipus Rex written by Sophocles. Provides supporting quotations from the written work.
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Oedipus' Struggle with Fate and Free Will
1,134 words, approx. 4 pages
This essay is about the irony devices that Sophocles uses in Oedipus the King to show Oedipus's struggle battling with free will and fate.
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Conflict and Painful Emotions
1,126 words, approx. 4 pages
Compares story conflict and painful emotions depicted in Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, Medea by Euripedes, and Othello and the Merchant of Venice, both by William Shakespeare. Describes how all of the plays emulate conflict and painful emotion. Explores how each has its own preoccupation and sensibility of time which it was produced.
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Oedipus, Tragic Hero
1,121 words, approx. 4 pages
Examines the classical text, Oedipus by Sophocles. Discusses Aristotles definition of the tragic hero. Explores why Oedipus is a tragic hero.
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Catharsis in Oedipus Rex
1,108 words, approx. 4 pages
Describes the importance in Greek plays of catharsis. Details how it is designed to purify or to cleanse, and beautifully demonstrates the Greek playwrights in their finest era. Discusses the catharsis in Sophocles' play 'Oedipus Rex'.
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Oedipus the King: Analysis of Line 487
1,102 words, approx. 4 pages
The Following is an analysis of a passage on line 487 of the play "Oedipus the King."
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The Tragedies of "Oedipus Rex" and "1984"
1,089 words, approx. 4 pages
A comparison of the theme of tragedy in George Orwell's "1984" and "Oedipus Rex" by Sophocles. "Oedipus Rex" is a true tragedy while "1984" is not, according to the author. The elements any tragedy are sympathy from the audience, the loss of a loved one, and the downfall of a great person.
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Oedipus: The Tragic Fall of a King
1,086 words, approx. 4 pages
Describes the rise and fall of the character Oedipus in the play Oedipus the King, by Sophocles. Examines the classic definition of a tragic hero, by Aristotle. Describes how pride, coupled with religious fervor and other human emotions like guilt, lead to what can only be described as a downfall of enormous and costly proportions, in other words, his fate.
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Sons and Lovers and Oedipus the King Comparison
1,078 words, approx. 4 pages
Sons and Lovers - D. H Lawrence

Oedipus the King - Sophocles

Comparison of these two books in terms of the role of the mother, the setting, and ending

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Sight and Blindness in Oedipus the King
1,048 words, approx. 4 pages
Analyzes the concept of blindness in Sophocles' play Oedipus the King. Discusses the difference between Oedipus and Tiresias in terms of their blindness. Evaluates Oedipus's change in character since the beginning of the play and the appropriateness of his self-blinding action.
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Oedipus Rex is Innocent
1,047 words, approx. 4 pages
The innocence of Oedipus Rex of patracide and adultery in the play "Oedipus Tyranus" by Sophocles.
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Is Oedipus Rex a Classic Tragedy?
1,039 words, approx. 4 pages
Essay discusses if "Oedipus Rex" by Aristotle is a classic tragedy. Seeing as Aristotle based his definition of classic tragedy on Oedipus, I argue that it is quintessential.
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Oedipus Rex and Religion
1,017 words, approx. 3 pages
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.
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Oedipus
1,016 words, approx. 3 pages
Discusses the play, Oedipus, by Sophocles. Provides a detailed plot summary. Analyzes the character of Oedipus. Describes how he is fulfilled by prophecy.
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Oedipus as a Tragic Hero
1,007 words, approx. 3 pages
Examines the play Oedipus the King by Sophocles. Describes how Oedipus fits a model of how tragic heroes generally were characterized. References Aristotle.
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Oedipus Rex Vs. Gilgamesh
1,002 words, approx. 3 pages
A comparison and contrast of "Oedious Rex" and "Gilgamesh."
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The Incarnation of the Theory of Tragedy in Oedipus Rex
992 words, approx. 3 pages
Oedipus' character is a controversial one; focusing on the multi-faceted dimensions of the tragic hero of Oedipus Rex, this essay discusses how Sophocles' hero might be an incarnation of the theory of tragedy and makes reference to examples from the play.
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The Self-revelation of Oedipus
961 words, approx. 3 pages
Discusses the tangled steps and consequences of self-revelation or "coming to consciousness" that causes Oedipus to lose his family, throne, and vision in "Oedipus the King" by Sophocles.
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"Oedipus Rex" Can Be Viewed as a Classic Greek Tragic Drama
935 words, approx. 3 pages
Essay discusses how "Oedipus Rex" can be viewed as a classic Greek tragic drama.
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Hubris in Antigone and Oedipus
911 words, approx. 3 pages
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Defining the Tragic Hero
886 words, approx. 3 pages
Sophocles' character Oedipus provides a good example of what a tragic hero is. Representing the human experience in its extreme and possessing human characteristics, ambitions, and goals, the tragic hero is capable of great suffering.
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Oedipus Rex - a Greek Tragedy by Sophocles
869 words, approx. 3 pages
Essay provides a review of the play "Oedipus Rex" by Sophocles.
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Oedipus and Aristotle
863 words, approx. 3 pages
How the play "Oedipus the King" fits perfectly into Aristotle's interpretation of tragedies.
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The Tragic Figure of Oedipus "Oedipus the King"
860 words, approx. 3 pages
Why Oedipus is a tragic figure in "Oedipus the King" by Sophocles.
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Seeing and Not Seeing in "Oedipus the King"
857 words, approx. 3 pages
A look at the motif of blindness in Sophocles' play "Oedipus the King." While Oedipus first appearing as an all-knowing, honorable king, his sight of mind diminishes throughout the story, and Oedipus does not regain full insight until he gouges out his own eyes, relinquishing the sense of sight. Only at that point can Oedipus see the piercing, revealing truth about his life and life in general.
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Exploring Social Issues Through the Drama of Plays
854 words, approx. 3 pages
The exploration of social issues through the drama of plays such as "Oedipus the King" by Sophocles.
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Comparing the Godfather, Oedipus the King, and North by Northwest
850 words, approx. 3 pages
Discusses the role played by destiny in the fates of the main character in the Hitchcock film North by Northwest, the Francis Ford Coppola movie, The Godfather, and Oedipus the King by Sophocles. Examines what happens when the characters make a conscious effort to avoid their destinies.
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Polarities in Oedipus Rex
835 words, approx. 3 pages
Examines the play, Oedipus Rex by Sophocles. Discusses the motifs and pairs of opposites that dominate much of Sophocles' story.
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Aristotle's Analysis
834 words, approx. 3 pages
It is an analaysis on Aristotle and how he believed Oedipus the King was the best format for an epic.
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The Ironic Heroic Image of Oedipus
815 words, approx. 3 pages
In Sophocles' "Oedipus Rex," Oedipus is built up to be a hero early in the book, but this is a false image because of his pompous ways and paranoia. Once these perceptions are shed, Oedipus is able to shed these trapping and finally emerge as a hero.
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Oedipus Rex
812 words, approx. 3 pages
Analyzes the play Oedipus the King, by the Greek philosopher Sophocles. Explores the importance of fate in the text.
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Oedipus: Escaping Fate
810 words, approx. 3 pages
Questions the notion of fate versus free will as depicted Oedipus, by Sophocles. Discusses whether or not it is possible for King Oedipus to escape his implied destiny. Examines how Oedipus' personality contributes to his downfall.
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Cesure and Sympathy in Oedipus Rex
806 words, approx. 3 pages
Discusses the play Oedipus Rex, by Sophocles. Explores how Sophocles translates his philosophy of life, of there being a harmony in the workings out of the universal order of things, into a harmony. Considers how Sophocles successfully cast Oedipus in a very pitiable light as a result of his misfortune, and, on the other hand, exposing the flaws in Oedipus'character in such a way as to invite strong condemnation of his failings.
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Comparison between Oedipus and Okonkwo
799 words, approx. 3 pages
This paper explores the striking similarities of Sophocles' "Oedipus' and Chinua Achebe's "Okonkwo."
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Jocasta a Proud Woman
795 words, approx. 3 pages
Sophocles, Oedipus the King Would Jocasta continue her relationship with her husband-son as long as his true identity was not revealed openly to the people?
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Oedipus the King as a Tragedy
786 words, approx. 3 pages
The ancient Greek Tragedy "Oedipus The King" by Sophocles is structured and writen to be classified as a tragedy. It highlights many litarary devices utilized to create the effect that the author wants - A tragic story as Oedipus, the main character of the novel follows his journey through pride and arrogance and reaches his fatal flaw.
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Oedipus' Traits Leading to His Demise
781 words, approx. 3 pages
Analyzes Oedipus, the tragic hero in Sophocles' Oedipus Rex. Describes Sophocles uses Oedipus' dominant character traits of arrogance, stubbornness, and determination to portray him as the tragic hero.
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Questioning the Unanswered in "Oedipus"
775 words, approx. 3 pages
Themes in the famous Greek tragedy "Oedipus" by Sophocles.
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"We Admire Oedipus Because of His Virtues, but More So His Flaws." Do You Agree?
772 words, approx. 3 pages
In Sophocles' "Theban Plays: King Oedipus," Oedipus is portrayed in true and tragic form as having both admirable virtues and less than admirable flaws. Oedipus' admirable qualities of leadership, devotion to his people, and quest for the truth are soon accompanied by his impulsiveness and foul temper, particularly through his treatment of Creon. These flaws allow Oedipus to be shown as a mere mortal, allowing for a closer connection with the audience; however, they do not elicit any admiration for Oedipus during the play.
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Oedipus Rex
761 words, approx. 3 pages
A summary of the story of Oedipus
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Oedipus as an Archetypal Hero
758 words, approx. 3 pages
Explores themes from the Sophocles play, Oedipus the King. Examines the character of Oedipus as an archetypal hero on a quest of heroic nature.
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Fate Vs. Free Will in "Oedipus Rex"
747 words, approx. 3 pages
Discusses the role of fate vs. will in "Oedipus Rex".
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Apollo's Influence on Oedipus Rex
742 words, approx. 3 pages
Analyzes the Ancient Greek play, Oedipus Rex, written by Sophocles. Discusses the relevance of Apollo to the overall story of the play. Examines the use of irony and major symbols.
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Oedipus: Creon and Oedipus
724 words, approx. 2 pages
Analyzes the Sophocles play, Oedipus. Compares the characters Oedipus and Creon, to determine who was the greater leader. Describes positive and negative traits of both characters.
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The Role of Fate in Oedipus Rex
719 words, approx. 2 pages
Examines the role of fate in Oedipus Rex by Sophocles. Discusses if the gods truly determine Oedipus' fate or if it is self-determined.
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Oedipus Tyrranus
718 words, approx. 2 pages
Analyzes the play, Oedipus Tyrannus, by Sophocles. Describes the ongoing battle of fate versus free will as depicted in the play. Argues that Oedipus is indeed a puppet to the gods/fate because of his tragic destiny and the prophecies that surrounded him.
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Essay Grade: 86%
Oedipus the Tragic Hero
714 words, approx. 2 pages
Oedipus in "Oedipus The King" by Sophocles was a memorable example of a tragic hero. Tragic hero is a term used for an awesome person who behaves admirably as a man, but who is tripped up by forces beyond his control and understanding.
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Pride and Other Foibles Led To Oedipus's Downfall
710 words, approx. 2 pages
Pride led to Oedipus's downfall in Sophocles's "Oedipus the King," but other factors contributed to his tragedy. His father's actions led to the altercation between Laius and Oedipus and his parents' belief in their ability to change fate also caused problems.
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Women Changing Roles
692 words, approx. 2 pages
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
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"Oedipus the King"
676 words, approx. 2 pages
Explores "Oedipus the King," written by the Greek philosopher Sophocles. Describes why the work is an example of the tragedy of fate. Considers how Sophocles elicits sympathy for Oedipus, using various techniques such as irony, foreshadow, and diction.
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Essay Grade: 92%
Fate in "Oedipus Rex"
657 words, approx. 2 pages
Essay supports the claim that Oedipus' fate was predestined in "Oedipus Rex."
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Essay Grade: 86%
Oedipus, A Character Analysis
634 words, approx. 2 pages
Explores the ancient Greek text Oedipus by Sophocles. Provides a character analysis of Oedipus. Examines the implied significance of blinding, in both the physical and the metaphorical sense as related to Oedipus.
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Essay Grade: 84%
The Downfall of Oedipus
626 words, approx. 2 pages
Essay discusses the downfall of the character of Oedipus.
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Religion in Oedipus Rex
605 words, approx. 2 pages
Discusses Sophocles' Oedipus Rex. Examines how religion adversely affects society. Maintains that Oedipus' arrogant actions challenge the traditional role of the gods, which largely contributes to his downfall.
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Essay Grade: 92%
The Great Apollo
587 words, approx. 2 pages
Essay discusses the role of Apollo in "Oedipus the King" by Sohpocles.
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The Riddle of the Sphinx as a Metaphor for the Life of Oedipus
579 words, approx. 2 pages
Discusses the play, Oedipus the King, by Sophocles. Explains the methaphors that are used in the book for the riddle of the sphinx. Contends that the riddle meant the past, present and future of Oedipus's life.
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Oedipus the King
577 words, approx. 2 pages
Examines the use of dramatic irony in the play, "Oedipus the King," by Sophocles. Describes how it is used to describe Oedipus' character as arrogant and blind toward the truth. The audience is expected to understand Oedipus' history well before he does. In the first three episodes, Oedipus uses a lot of dramatic irony in his speeches.
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Essay Grade: 92%
Oedipus Rex
547 words, approx. 2 pages
Discusses the frequent theme of blindness in the play "Oedipus Rex" by Sophocles.
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Essay Grade: 81%
Apollonianism in "Oedipus the King"
536 words, approx. 2 pages
In the tragedy "Oedipus the King," Apollonian ideals are manifested through the perceived reality of Oedipus, the play's structure, and the chorus. This enables the play to run very smoothly and with the least amount of chaos.
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Essay Grade: 83%
Oedipus Rex
534 words, approx. 2 pages
Discusses the story Oedipus Rex, by the ancient Greek philosopher, Sophocles. Questions if Oedipus' reaction to his fall from grace demonstrates that he is a good man. References a quote by critic Paul Landis.
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Essay Grade: 86%
Oedipus' Tragic Downfall
507 words, approx. 2 pages
Examines the play Oedipus the King, by Sophocles. Provides a plot summary. Discusses causes for Oedipus' tragic downfall.
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Oedipus the King's Flaws
504 words, approx. 2 pages
Examines the play Oedipus the King, by Sophocles. Describes three flaws of Oedipus. Details how all of these flaws will lead to Oedipus' fall in the end.
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Essay Grade: 87%
The Eyes That Unlock the Truth
496 words, approx. 2 pages
Explains how the role of Teresias is to motivate dramatic irony in the novel "Oedipus Rex" by Sophocles.
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Essay Grade: 94%
King Oedipus
466 words, approx. 2 pages
My essay is about the play King Oedipus, written by Sophocles.
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Essay Grade: 89%
Blindness, Sight and Light, Darkness in Oedipus Rex
465 words, approx. 2 pages
Essay gives a literary analysis on "Oedipus Rex" by Sophocles.
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Essay Grade: 75%
The Oedipal Complex and "Oedipus Rex"
463 words, approx. 2 pages
A comparison of the oedipal complex and the main character in "Oedipus Rex." Although Oedipus did not know that he had an oedipal complex, part of his character and things that happened to him reflected this complex in him. Later, psychologists defined the oedipal complex based on further studies of early childhood of people.
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Essay Grade: 81%
The Motifs in Oedipus
439 words, approx. 2 pages
Examines how motifs help convey Sophocles' purpose in his writing of Oedipus. Discusses the morality of Oedipus. Describes the motif of blindness motif constantly employed by Sophocles to emphasize that for all his heroic qualities, Oedipus is still human and should be judged as a human.
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Essay Grade: 96%
Oedipus the King: Knowledge is more Powerful than Action
429 words, approx. 1 pages
In Sophocles's play "Oedipus the King," knowledge is more powerful than action, and it is the knowledge of Oedipus' inhuman deeds, rather than any immediate action, that leads to his demise.
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Essay Grade: 92%
Suffering and "Oedipus Rex"
425 words, approx. 1 pages
The role of suffering in the Greek tragedy "Oedipus Rex" by Sophocles.
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Essay Grade: 92%
Sophocles's Chorus in "Opedipus the King"
422 words, approx. 1 pages
Examines why Sophocles used the device of the chorus in "Oedipus the King." Keywords: ancient literature
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Essay Grade: 75%
Review of Oedipus the King by Sophocles
421 words, approx. 1 pages
It is a short review of Oedipus the King by Sophocles.
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Essay Grade: 83%
Fateful Decisions in Oedipus
410 words, approx. 1 pages
Discusses the ancient Greek play, King Oedipus by Sophocles. Examines the tragic elements of the play. Describes how Oedipus' decisions led to his downfall.
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Essay Grade: 88%
Review of "Oedipus Rex"
408 words, approx. 1 pages
Suffering as a theme "Oedipus Rex"
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Essay Grade: 83%
Oedipus' Royal Road to Ruin
359 words, approx. 1 pages
Reviews the ancient Greek play, Oedipus the King, by Sophocles. Analyzes the character of Oedipus. Discusses how hubris, pride and arrogance all contribute to his downfall.
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Essay Grade: 81%
Themes in Oedipus Rex
336 words, approx. 1 pages
Explores major themes in the play Oedipus Rex written by Sophocles. Describes how Oedipus is not physically blind, however, he doesn't see the whole truth of things. Considers how the continuous theme of blindness in the tragedy of Oedipus Rex portrays irony throughout the play.
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Essay Grade: 86%
Tragic Heroes
316 words, approx. 1 pages
Provides a general description about tragic heroes and what kind of morals they have including good and bad. It also compares Oedipus and Caesar as tragic heroes.
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Essay Grade: 79%
Fate of Oedipus
293 words, approx. 1 pages
The Fate of Oedipus
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Essay Grade: 89%
The Tragic Hero
277 words, approx. 1 pages
It's about Oedipus being a tragic hero.
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Essay Grade: 81%
Oedipus
267 words, approx. 1 pages
Discusses the story Oedipus Rex by Sophocles. Attempts to explain the two opposing motives that truly describe the author's central purpose. Describes how sight/blindness shows the contrast in two stages of Oedipus' life both literally and metaphorically.
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Essay Grade: 75%
A Reaction to Oedipus the King
258 words, approx. 1 pages
A reaction to the story Oedipus the King, focusing on a theme in the story that while people can predict fate, no one can change it.
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Essay Grade: 80%
Letter to a Friend
172 words, approx. 1 pages
Describes a letter to a friend in the novel "Oedipus" by Sophocles.

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