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“Oedipus Rex Essay”
In this essay of Oedipus Rex there are four characteristics I will discuss. The first
characteristic I will discuss is if the story of Oedipus Rex is an example of a Greek
tragedy and if so what is the fundamental tragedy. Next I will describe the basic tension
in this play. The third characteristic I will explain is what motivation I find in the
character Oedipus and last but not least I will give a character Analysis on the character
The play Oedipus Rex is a clear example of a Greek tragedy, as you read
thorough the story you first find out that Oedipus was the son of Laius and Jocasta, who
were the king and queen of Thebes, a town in Greece. After Oedipus was born an oracle
prophesied the boy would grow up and kill his father and marry his mother. As a result of
this Laius and Jocasta decided to kill Oedipus. They eventually took Oedipus into the
wilderness and left him to die. This being at the beginn...
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