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    characters, a woman called; Jocasta. It has to be noted that even though the play is a fictionalized version, it is something that has its roots in historic documents as well. With regards to many of the scholars who have been studying ancient Greek history, it has been noted that Jocasta was living in a time that was perhaps two or three generations before the Trojan War. She is mentioned in Homer’s Odyssey as the mother of Oedipus. Furthermore, in Homer’s Odyssey play, Jocasta is called Epicaste and

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    Jocasta As A Modern Hero In the Sophocles play Oedipus Rex, or Oedipus the King, one assumes the main character is Oedipus. However, this tragic king is not the most important character in the play. Jocasta, his wife and mother, is the most significant person throughout the series of the tragedy. Without her, many of the major events would not have occurred. Some may call her the hero. What kind of hero is Jocasta? Out of an epic hero, a tragic hero, or a modern hero, she is most connected to a

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    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

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    with Oedipus’s wife Jocasta. Before the play begins King Laius and his wife Queen Jocasta are given a prophecy that their child will kill his father and marry his mother. Jocasta and Laius then try to avoid the prophecy. And so they send their child to be killed. It is clear that Laius does this out of fear and in order to protect his life. However, Jocasta does this not out of fear for her husband's life but out of fear of what will happen to her if he is killed. If he does Jocasta would have nothing

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    herald from Corinth arrives and tells Jocasta about Polybus’ death. Likewise, corinthians want Oedipus to be their king because they believe Polybus is Oedipus’ father. Oedipus finds out Polybus being dead and he didn’t kill him. Oedipus still fears the prophecy because of Meropi still being around. The Herald tells Oedipus that Polybus and Meropi are not his actual parents. He then testifies to Oedipus’ identity because He knows of Oedipus’ infant life. Jocasta feels horror and dread because of what

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    by expressing passion and dedication throughout the act. The video is in black and white, which adds to the overall character due to the era and the story. “Night Journey”, is Graham’s dance interpretation of day when King Oedipus and his Queen Jocasta discover their relationship is far more complicated than just husband and wife. The city of Thebes had come down with a plaque of sorts and elders were convinced it was brought on by the curse of the previous king, who was murdered. Oedipus, the

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    Role Of Fate In Antigone

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    Fate can be the development of events beyond a person’s control. It is the destiny of someone. Some people trust fate to tell them when it’s their end of time. Just like Oedipus flees Corinth in an effort to avoid his fate. Which means he did whatever it took to avoid the way it would died. Sometimes the characters accepted the fate because it was important to them or they just believed that it was the right thing to do. Creon’s tried to fight his fate. His fate was that everything he cherished

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    peripeteia. Relating to Sophocles’s tragic hero, Oedipus, one of the fatal flaws the protagonist embodies and exhibits would be avoiding his unfortunate destiny. Through a prophecy which is revealed to Oedipus’s biological parents King Laius and Queen Jocasta before he is born, the two are enlightened with the fact that when the newborn

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    At the end of Oedipus the King Creon’s sister, Jocasta, dies. In Antigone Creon loses his wife, son, and kingdom but this all brought upon by himself. His pride and stubbornness lead him to lose all he has so this is not a contributing factor of to being tragic hero. Creon may have been a good

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    Antigone Research Paper

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    order to know who Antigone is, you must know some of her and her families background, which is from the play of Oedipus the King. In Sophocles play Oedipus the King, the King Laius and his wife Jocasta, who ruled at that time had a child and was foretold by an oracle “that the child born by his queen Jocasta would slay his father and wed his mother” (ancient-mythology.com). The child that was born had a birth defect leaving his legs bound together, so the King and Queen wanted to prevent this prophecy

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    negative consequences; on the other hand, ignorance allows only for satisfied peace. Sophocles’s play, Oedipus Rex, addresses the idea of blissful ignorance as the preferred state of mind. Not only this, the play, through the trials of Teiresias and Jocasta, reflects upon how one’s naivety and inattention to the truth ensures a carefree and peaceful life. Teiresias, contrary to everyone else in his time, deeply feels the effects of knowledge and the sorrow it ultimately brings. Ironically, the blind

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    Women In Oedipus Rex

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    in 430 b.c when Oedipus Rex took place, women were not treated equally by men in power. An example of this is when King Laius died, Jocasta did not become the ruler. She had to wait for someone to marry her to have a new ruler. Jocasta wasn 't allowed to rule because she was a women and men thought she needed a husband to guide her. From reading Oedipus Rex, Jocasta would have been qualified to rule because she is smart and cares about the people. Back in the 1700’s when Candide took place, women

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    The role of religion presents a responsive and understanding attitude towards the ridiculous moments. Religion answers questions such as, why did Laius and Jocasta leave Oedipus at the crossroads, or, why did Oedipus leave Corinth. The use of diction is almost comical in its presentation of dramatic irony. The climactic moment when Oedipus takes his own vision is just as tragic as it is necessary, as every tragic

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    (line 22-25) Oedipus not want Teiresias ' prophecies to come true. Although he 's tried everything that he can to go against the prophecy, by trying to avoid it he ran right into the prophecy. He has killed Laius and married Jocasta. Unknowingly, he and his mother, Jocasta had been fulfilling the prophecy. Oedipus had been ashamed of fulfilling the prophecy, so he gouged his eyes so he could not see the faces of those who looked down on him. In the play Oedipus The King, Oedipus ran from his destiny

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    to the fact that one of the men was King Laius, who he will later learn was his father. Although the very poor and cruel decisions that Oedipus and Jocasta make ultimately lead them to their fate, they were blind to the extent of most of their decisions. Once Oedipus and Jocasta learn that they are mother and son, they are both mortified. Jocasta commits suicide because she is so ashamed of her decisions. Oedipus uses Jocasta’s pins to gouge his eyes out. Oedipus decides to do this so that he

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    believe they could do something to modify the ending to anything but the known-predicted ending. Sophocles has seamlessly engaged determinism into the book through making known that Apollo’s predictions will happen to Oedipus. To King Laius and Queen Jocasta, Apollo was the mighty one; his prediction is and will be the only truth to them. They have fear for the prediction because it was from

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    Oedipus was born the oracle of Delphi prophesied that the child born to King Laius and Jocasta will kill his own father and will marry his mother. In an attempt to fight fate King Lais decides that to protect himself he must kill their own son in an attempt to defy date. Laius binds baby Oedipus ankles with a small pin and abandoned

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    Recieved his son. You were given to him by me" (episode 3). Oedipus starts to question everything when he finds out that he was adopted because now he doesn't know if the phropecy he heard was fulfilled or not. When Oedipus was talking to Jocasta, Oedipus got told that Jocasta and King Lauis had a son that they "Gave orders to pierce the ankles of the child with an iron spike and cast him forth to die on a barren hillside" (episode 3). Oedipus finally overcomes his blindness when he hears this clue because

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    In the tragedy Oedipus Rex, by Sophocles. Oedipus just wanted to help but fate has other plans for him as well as other characters. When he finds his true identity, the terrible fate beats him down and takes his vision. Such a tragedy to spawn a hated generation, marry his mother, and kill his father, just as the oracle had predicted. One character 's destiny, Laius, was controlled by fate. His destiny has been foretold by an oracle which claims that his son will one day murder him. The prophecy

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    Kami Worley THTR 101: Intro to Theater Prof. Bingham 14 January 2018 Oedipus the King Oedipus is King of Thebes which is known to end due to sickness and later death. Creon, who is the brother of the queen Jocasta, goes to the oracle Apollo to try to stop the plague by receiving a serum. When he arrives at Apollo, he is told that the only way the plague can be lifted from Thebes is if the murder of Jocasta’s first husband, also known as Thebes previous king, who was killed, is in return killed.

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