Chorus In Oedipus The King

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Dihle argues,
Sophocles rarely had his chorus intervene in the action, but it continued to have a close emotional bond with it in terms of its observations, advice and admonitions. The chorus rarely appeals to the audience, using words coming directly from the intentions of the poet. Nevertheless, however topical they may have seemed to his audiences, statements of this kind, such as the glorious tribute to Attica in Oedipus Coloneus, or the admonition against flouting divine law in Oedipus Rex, never lacked adequate motivation in terms of the actions. (114)
Sophocles made the actors the center of the plays instead of the chorus. The chorus became used more for advice and the observations they made as the stage manager. Sophocles chorus type doesn’t narrate the plays as much as before in Aeschylus’s play. The chorus stage manager type began turning into a stage manager that mostly made comments throughout the play.
One of Sophocles’ main plays where the stage manager is demonstrated is Oedipus the King. In Sophocles play Oedipus Rex also known as Oedipus the King, the chorus type is used extensively as it was in Aeschylus’s play. Sophocles wrote Oedipus the King in 429 B.C. for the gods to be performed during a religious festival. However, most Greeks already know the play in some way, because like Sigmound Freud was known to say every boy has a latent desire to kill his father and sleep with his mother. In Oedipus the King, the chorus mentions the gods,
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