The Role Of Jocasta And Creon In Oedipus The King

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The play entitled Oedipus The King is written by Sophlocles. From the title we can see that the main character is Oedipus. Oedipus is the king of Thebes. He became a king since he killed the Sphinx and the people wanted him became King of Thebes. The voting Odiepus as the king in line with the definition from meriamwebster.com (2014) which is said that a king is a man who is awarded the highest honor for an event. As a king, Oedipus Rex needs someone or people who is powerful to control him. Therefore, there are Jocasta and Creon who is raised by Sophocles to fill that position. Both of these characters have a significant position in the story. So that I do believe that the position of Jocasta and Creon influence and control the Oedipus.
The first character who also have important position in the play is Jocasta. Jocasta is Oedipus ' mother and his wife. In the beginning, she represents as the most prompt casualty of Oedipus ' destiny, after the tragic hero himself, which married with her. As a wife, she have a power. It is showed when Jocasta questions the oracles and accepts that whatever happens will happen by unforeseeable shot (Jocasta: “If it is a question of soothsayers, I tell you that you will find no man whose craft gives knowledge of the unknowable...Have no dread of them. It is God himself”, line 83). As long as she became the queen, Jocasta has a passive role but she still have little control. Her control indicates her power. A considerable age difference
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