King Oedipus by Sophocles

King Oedipus

bySophocles

Kobo ebook | August 24, 2015

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Widely regarded as one of the greatest Greek tragedies, 'King Oedipus' (or 'Oedipus Rex') is the first play in the Oedipus trilogy (followed by 'Oedipus at Colonus' and then 'Antigone'). After defeating the Sphinx and freeing the kingdom of Thebes from her curse, the flawed hero unwittingly fulfills a prophecy that he would kill his father and marry his mother.

Title:King OedipusFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 24, 2015Publisher:Start Publishing LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1681464047

ISBN - 13:9781681464046

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I enjoyed studying this Often Greek tragedies have a theme of running away from your destiny can make everything much worse
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic for a reason! This play is amazing and one of the biggest 'reveals' in all of literature!
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not for soft hearts The story is pretty harsh in destiny, but it's well written and the whole point of greek tragedies. I loved it.
Date published: 2016-11-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disgusting, Disturbing...and a Page-Turner This play is one of the most disgusting, disturbing illustrations of cruel fate that I have ever read. Perhaps the shock-factor is one of the main reasons it has survived the test of time. I have only read it once, and yet the story is embedded into my mind. Thus, I grudgingly admit that this is quite the page-turner of a play. The reader's curiosity will make it so that every page is turned to see the oracle's prophecy completed, and the effects on the family once it's fulfillment is revealed to them. If I enjoyed anything about my interaction with this play, it was analyzing the symbolism and metaphors in Shakespeare's writing. But again- this is a very disturbing play that is not fit for the faint of heart, visual in mind or a second read.
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An amazing play! Oedipus the King (also called Oedipus Rex) by Sophocles is an amazing play, that is very well-known tragedy. It was written in 429 B.C., and unlike Shakespeare's plays, it is extremely easy to understand. It was interesting throughout, and motivated me to read the other plays by Sophocles. Oedipus Rex is about Oedipus, whose life is full of misfortunes. At a young age, Oedipus goes to the Oracle, and discovers that his fate is to murder his father and to marry his mother. To avoid such a fate, Oedipus runs away from home. Where will Oedipus go? Can Oedipus avoid his fate? This is a great play that you can relate to many other pieces of literature, because of the themes of fate and blindness. Since Oedipus the King is the first of the three plays, I recommend reading Oedipus at Colonus, and then Antigone. Main Characters: Oedipus Jocasta: queen of Thebes Laius: king of Thebes Tiresias: the blind prophet Creon: Jocasta's brother Chorus: the Theban elders Priest of Apollo Messenger from Corinth
Date published: 2008-05-24