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Oedipus The King: An Analysis

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King uses strong visual imagery to compare Jack and Ullman’s positions in the power structure. When Jack first meets Ullman he describes his suit as being reassuring to the customers. However he thinks, "To the hired help it spoke more curtly: this had better be good you” (1). Jack describes Ullman’s suit as being very demanding. The word "spoke" personifies a suit, giving it more power. The suits demanding presence also portrays Ullman’s dominance over his employees. Ullman's suit is described as dark, perhaps the color black. The color black holds holds a great significance. Ullman tells Jack how, “ This year the overlooks accounts were written in black ink for the first time in almost 7 decades” (9). The color black translates into success,
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