Oedipus The King Literary Analysis

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EDIPO KING The Greek tragedy of Sophocles Oedipus is the mythical king of Thebes, son of Laius and Jocasta, who killed, without knowing it, his own father and married his mother. Laius, wanting to avoid such a fate, ordered a subject to kill Oedipus at birth. Appalled by him, instead of killing him, the subject abandoned him in Mount Citeron. The wife of Polibo and Queen of Corinth, was responsible for the upbringing of the baby, calling it Oedipus, which means 'swollen feet' for having been hung. In adolescence, Oedipus travels to Thebes, finding Laius at a crossroads, they argue over the passing preference and kill him without knowing that he was the king of Thebes, and his own father.
3. Later Oedipus finds the Sphinx, a monster that killed …show more content…

(-- removed HTML --) (-- removed HTML --) The reference to the masterpiece of Oedipus Rex (which also refers to an older myth), allows Freud to cross this threshold. Of the work of Sophocles only retains two elements: (-- removed HTML --) (-- removed HTML --) (-- removed HTML --) (-- removed HTML --) First, the inexorable fate that leads Oedipus to commit, without knowing it, the two greatest crimes of mankind, the murder of the father and incest with the mother, who begets cursed children; (-- removed HTML --) (-- removed HTML --) (-- removed HTML --) (-- removed HTML --) Second, the desire for truth that makes him "the researcher-researched" (Starobinski), which passes from ignorance to clairvoyance, at the price of tearing out his eyes as punishment for their crimes. (-- removed HTML --) (-- removed HTML --) (-- removed HTML --) (-- removed HTML --) The essential thing is to turn the figure of Oedipus into a symbolic paradigm that guarantees the universality of its discovery. (-- removed HTML --) (-- removed HTML …show more content…

"Then he walked down the hall and came to a door, and looked inside, father? Yes son? I want to kill you, mother ?, I want ... to fuck you! "" I've walked on down the hall, and I've come to a door ... and I've seen inside Father ?, are they, I want to kill you Mother? ... I want to ... fuck you! "The End - J. Morrison
7. Freud recorded the manifestations of the Oedipus complex and measured its importance in the child's life as well as in the adult's unconscious. "I have found in me, as everywhere," he writes to W. Fliess, "feelings of love for my mother and jealousy towards my father, feelings that, I think, are common to all young children." Then he will write: "This is so easy to establish that a great effort has been really necessary not to recognize it. Every individual has known this phase but has repressed it »(Resistances against psychoanalysis, 1925). EDIPO COMPLEX

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