Sophocles Use Of Dramatic Irony In Oedipus The King

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As stated before, Oedipus the King is replete with all types of irony, predominately dramatic and tragic irony. Irony in this tragedy is depicted in the king’s tragedy of fate. Sophocles, one of the most celebrated dramatic Greek playwrights during the Golden age of the Greek drama, blends dramatic and tragic irony in his play in a more multiplexed way than their abstract definition. It is found in most actions and speeches of the play. The playwright uses this striking dramatic device in Oedipus’ initial declaration. When Oedipus proclaims, at the beginning of the play, hat he is intent to vestige about the murderer of the former king Laius, it is evident that Oedipus, who is the tragic hero of the play, is ignorant. This is because the audience

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