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Oedipus The King And Incendies Analysis

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Ties Between Oedipus the King and Incendies All stories have something that draws the reader in, that captures the attention. Oedipus the King is a Athenian Tragedy written by Sophocles and was first performed circa 429 B.C. In this Greek Tragedy, it is mainly focused on these points: fate can’t be controlled, blindness means being able to truly see. This play is about Oedipus a man who leaves his home trying to escape from fates grasp. Eventually by following this path he becomes King of Thebes and marries Jocasta, and is praised for his nobility. Oedipus connects the pieces to the puzzle of his past and learns that he has killed his father; Lauis, and slept with his mother; Jocasta. Incendies a movie that was derived from the play written…show more content…
For example, in Oedipus the King, Oedipus is a tragic hero on a quest to know his past and, in Incendies, Jeanne and Simone are the epic heroes on a journey to find their brother and father. In Oedipus the King this gives a hint that the main character (Oedipus) is going to have many heroic aspects, a tragic flaw, a reversal, discovery, suffering, catharsis ,and restoration. Realizing that Jeanne and Simone are the epic heroes in Incendies, helps give a hint that Jeanne and Simone will be in the ordinary world, have a call to adventure, refuse the call, meet with a mentor, cross the threshold, face tests, allies, and enemies, approach the challenge, come across and ordeal, be rewarded, take the road back, rise to the occasion, and return with the solution. The archetypal characters in these stories are similar because they both search for answers in the past, for Oedipus learning who his true parents were through a servant who was ordered to “dispose of him” and, for Jeanne and Simone to learning what their mother had gone through, and finding their brother and father; later realizing that they are the same
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