Generally Elizabethan Period is considered as 1558-1603. The most famous play writers of this era were Edmund Spenser, Sir Philip Sidney, and William Shakespeare. After the religious convulsions of half a century time was required for the development of the internal quiet and confidence from which a great literature could spring. At length, however, the hour grew ripe and there came the greatest outburst of creative energy in the whole history of English literature. Under Elizabeth’s wise guidance the prosperity and enthusiasm of the nation had raised to the highest pitch and London in particular was overflowing with vigorous life. Continue reading
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 hero is a distinguished person, having a high status in life, who is neither entirely good nor superior nor entirely bad.
He is led by some tragic flow or hamartia. For his misfortune he will suffer a lot and receive a tragic death at the end of the play.” Continue reading
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 ultimately is dictated by events beyond anybody’s control.
Oedipus is the son of king Laius and queen Jocasta. They hear from an astrologer that, Oedipus will kill his father and marry his mother. Continue reading