For example, Oedipus displays these flaws through the Greek archetype of Hubris. Sophocles writes, “You pray to the gods? Let me grant your prayers” (245). Oedipus is demonstrating the overconfidence that he often displays, throughout the play. He also presents his daring self through defying the gods.
Oedipus is defined as Latinized form of the Greek Οιδιπους (Oidipous), meaning "swollen foot" from (oideo) "to swell" and πους (pous) "foot". In Greek legend Oedipus was the son of Laius and Jocasta. He unwittingly slew his father and married his mother. Oedipus was a great king but the Sphinx riddle was a perfect analogy of Oedipus’s life and this is evident through the plot events. Firstly there is three parts of the sphinx riddle, and the first part of the riddle was “What is the creature that walks on four legs in the morning…” this riddle was first mentioned in the story when Oedipus wanted to pass through the gates of Thebsis but was stopped by the sphinx.
And soon their double curse-your father's and your mother's- will lash you out of Thebes on terror-stricken feet. With these lines, Oedipus starts to question his life and history inside but does not reflects it to the people. In fact, he is shocked because of that situation but he can't run away from the truth. So he starts to look for explanation but can't deal with it. The tragedy of Oedipus is really questionable because the reality in Oedipus's soul is unknown but it is clear that he is surprised by life because of the fact that he was not the man that he thinks.
"Most people don't realize this, but there are twice as many neglected children in the United States as there are physically and sexually abused combined,” (Perry, 2007). Neglect is among everyone; even Gregor in the story “The Metamorphosis.” In the story, “The metamorphosis,” by Franz Kafka, the main character, Gregor, transformed into a sizable insect-like creature. There were major outcomes that came from this transformation, one of them being neglect he faced from his family. This corresponds to the many people at this moment that are facing some form of neglect, particularly a young girl named Danielle. Neglect was immensely reflected in the story, “The Metamorphosis.” When Gregor had first transformed into an insect, his mom couldn’t stand the thought of even looking at him, and when she did, she’d burst into tears as if she was disappointed.
Franz Kafka starts his story, The Metamorphosis, by transforming his main character into a vermin, one of the most disgusting and loathsome insects. With Gregor’s transformation, Kafka is exposing a metaphorical view of how life can be shown in a tangible, physical way. Gregor’s metamorphosis consists in his insides coming out. His new state of being reflects his life and his inner thoughts. A cockroach is a tangible representation of how he feels about his life and the relationship with his family.
He was possessed about her mother and thought of his father as his rival. He accidentally killed his father and then married her mother. This possession towards the parent of opposite sex and feeling of competition with the parent of the same sex is known as Oedipus complex. According to psychoanalytic theory, the Oedipus complex refers to the child's desire for sexual involvement with the opposite sex parent, which is kept out of conscious awareness through repression. Freud believed that it still influence the behavior of a child and plays a role in development.
Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka was written in 1915, it was based on a man named Gregor, a travelling salesman who wakes up to find himself transformed into an insect. Disgusted by his appearance he tries to deal with his new condition, but he is forced to endure the rejection of his family, which is what eventually drove him to his death. Despite having two different characters, one in real life and the other fictional, there is still a correlation between both; showing the author´s feelings, ideas and even problems, that are thrown into the story in a way to express his anguish. The clearest correlation between both is the idea of the transformation into an insect such as Gregor experienced, the novella starts, “…When Gregor Samsa awoke one
Analysis of The Metamorphosis Sarvesh Sortee 2013A4PS093P ‘The Metamorphosis’ is centered on Gregor Samsa and his family consisting of his parents and his younger sister, Grete. Gregor is a travelling salesman. Gregor is compelled to work for his employer as his father is indebted to him. One day he wakes up and finds himself transformed into an insect. There is no clue provided whatsoever for the cause.
Here the part of Gregor 's psyche that is still human keeps on partner these crisp sustenances as things he might want to eat, yet his body rejects these nourishments as they don 't engage a bug. In any case, it isn 't so easy to say that there is a strict part between brain/body here, as what appears to be inviting is an element of both body and mind, or of body affecting personality. Gregor appeared to be confounded or even occupied while he coincidentally threatened his family, now Gregor demonstrates some seeing about the repulsiveness (and conceivable money related trouble) that his transformation has brought on, how it has overturned his family 's standard and future. Anyhow, he manages this extremely human manner of thinking in a distinctly creepy crawly like route creeping around and going under the bed—demonstrating his failure to change himself to fit a more human
This statement brings into question the influence of supernatural forces within Oedipus’ life. Enquiring more on this, it is found that, Oedipus’s fate stems from an earlier curse lay upon his father Laius. Indeed, in his youthful ages, Laius tutored Chryssipus, the king’s youngest son in chariot racing. One day, he raped Chryssipus, who later put an end to his life because of such an embarrassment. This casted a doom over Laius’s progeny in which he was accursed to be killed by his own son, who will later on get married to his wife (Sigmapublications.com).