Oedipus Rex Paperback

Later, Oedipus is crowned king of Thebes and marries the queen.

Years pass, during which Oedipus has many children and proves he is worthy of his title.

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The Priorities of this Translation Introduction to Sophocles and Greek Tragic Theatre Note on Text, Spellings, Stage Directions, etc.

When hard times befall the city, a messenger from Apollo states that the curse will be lifted only after the former king’s killer is brought to justice.

It is only with the help of a blind prophet that Oedipus realizes that the prophecy he tried to avoid has actually come true: The man he killed was Laius, his father, and the woman he married is Jocasta, his mother.Enduring Literature Illuminated by Practical Scholarship One noble family's descent into madness, mayhem, and murder -- the first play in Sophocles' great Theban trilogy.This Enriched Classic Edition includes: • A concise introduction that gives readers important background information • Timelines of significant events in Greek history and theater that provide the book's historical context • An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations • Detailed explanatory notes • Critical analysis and modern perspectives on the work • Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction • A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary.As an adult, Oedipus learns of the prophecy and leaves home in an attempt to prevent the events from coming true.His travels bring him to Thebes, where he quarrels with a man and kills him.In presenting the story of King Oedipus and the tragedy that ensues when he discovers he has inadvertently killed his father and married his mother, the play exhibits near-perfect harmony of character and action.Moreover, the masterly use of dramatic irony greatly intensifies the impact of the agonizing events and emotions experienced by Oedipus and the other characters in the play.From this contextualization, your class can analyze the role fate plays in what Aristotle called the “perfect tragedy” and whether the unfortunate events of the prophecy could have been prevented. That’s because this play inspired countless other famous stories, characters, and tropes.In the classroom, students can break down the elements of a Greek play and then identify them in everything from Shakespeare to even modern classics like the Star Wars movies.The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential.Series edited by Cynthia Brantley Johnson By clicking 'Sign me up' I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the privacy policy and terms of use.


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