Category: Oedipus Rex

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 end and the events of the plot must casually relate to one another. In his poetics, Aristotle considered plot as the most important element of the drama- more important than character.   Read More

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.     Read More

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. Read More

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 ultimately is dictated by events beyond anybody’s control. Read More