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Category Archive: Sophocles

Sep 26

Aristotelian Concept of Plot

Aristotelian concept of plot and how far is it applicable in King Oedipus Definition of Plot:  Generally plot is a small piece of ground which is used for a specific purpose.  According to the concept of Aristotle, a plot is the very life and soul of tragedy and it must have a beginning, middle and an …

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Jul 23

Oedipus as a Tragic Hero

Oedipus as a Tragic Hero: According to Aristotle’s theory of tragedy and his definition of the central character, Oedipus the hero of Sophocles is considered a classical model of the tragic hero. The tragic hero of a tragedy is essential element to arouse pity and fear of the audience to achieve the emotional purgation or …

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Jul 23

Main Theme of Oedipus Rex by Sophocles

Major Themes Fate, divine laws, and pre-ordinance were issues that deeply concerned the ancient Greeks as it was a developing civilization where its faith in the supernatural was constantly examined and re-examined. In the cosmic order of Sophocles’ plays, fate is the overruling order. This does not mean that characters do not have free will …

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Jul 08

Mahbub Murad

Metaphysical Vision of Sophocles in Oedipus Rex

Discuss the Metaphysical Vision of Sophocles in Oedipus Rex.  Etymologically, Metaphysical means beyond physical or something abstract or outside the world; but it is related to the universe.     Sophocles has described in King Oedipus, what he believes from his religious view or metaphysical vision of man’s life in the universe and King Oedipus is …

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Jun 30

Mahbub Murad

Oedipus is the Tragic Hero

Q. Discuss king Oedipus is the tragic hero in Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex.  It is well known to us that, Oedipus Rex is considered as one of the best creations of Sophocles where the king Oedipus is the protagonist and he is also considered as the tragic hero.  According to the definition of Aristotle, “A tragic …

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Jun 30

Mahbub Murad

The Role of Fate in Sophocles’ King Oedipus Rex

 Discuss about The Role of Fate in King Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex   Oedipus Rex is one of the greatest creations of Sophocles where king Oedipus is the protagonist who is the victim of his own fate. Generally, fate is one of the opposition elements of the play which is influenced by one’s own action but …

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