The Gospel Of John And Oedipus The King

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Mingrui Han RELI 235 Final Essay “The Gospel of John” has a more profound and spiritual meaning of Jesus’s life. It tells the audience not only the identity of Jesus, but also the divinity of Jesus in more detail. The gospel can be thematically divided into two parts. The first half of the gospel tells us about Jesus’s ministry and the seven miracles worked by Jesus. Then it goes deeper into analyzing the meanings and effects of each of the miracles. The second half of the gospel is about the glorifications of Jesus and about the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. In relation to the gospel, “Oedipus the King”, “Oedipus at Kolonos”, “The Bacchae”, and the “Gospel of Mark” all contribute into the image of Jesus in the audience’s hearts. "The Gospel of John" and "Oedipus the King" have many things in difference. For instance, "Oedipus the King" tells a story about a mortal, while "The Gospel of John" tells the story about a god. "Oedipus the king" is a tragedy, while the gospel tells the good news about Jesus. "Oedipus the King" is a play, which includes chorus. The most prominent contribution of “Oedipus the King” is that it taught the audience to never question the gods. "Oedipus the King" enlightened the audience in taking the “right path”. In the beginning, Oedipus has everything the audience expects in a good leader. Oedipus’ story progresses and tells the audience a tragedy that he killed his own father and married his own mother. After he knew the truth, his wife

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