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  • Comparing Oedipus And Oedipus : Similarities And Differences

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    Garay Estefes Professor Dayna Castle 2332 21 September 2015 Medea and Oedipus: Similarities and Differences When comparing Oedipus and Medea we see the battle of good versus evil, as there is in any story that has a heroic or non heroic figure in the, but this time it is a little bit different from a normal good versus evil story since they are of course both tragedies. The question, in these stories, is whether or not Oedipus or Medea display any heroic qualities during the tragic battles, and the

  • Comparing Hamlet And Oedipus Rex

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    Martinez John Q. Davis English 103 Date….. Hamlet & Oedipus Rex In Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, there is a seemingly close common relationship shown between the two plays regarding mainly the community and era in which they took place in. As well as different scenes throughout both stories which show very similar ideas from the writers such as, murder being the common theme in both plays. One example comes from the story, Oedipus the King, and it is that there is a direct relationship

  • Comparing Oedipus and Prufrock Essay

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    completely different fields will be put side by side to compare their own tragic flaws. On one hand, Sophocles’ Oedipus is proud, arrogant and persistent; while on the other hand, Eliot’s Prufrock is self conscious, insecure, and indecisive. While the two characters are complete polar opposites, they also share a devastating similarity: they are paranoid and in fear of their own fate. Oedipus’ personality is clearly conveyed as having excessive pride and determination throughout the play. He first

  • Comparing The Oedipus Cycle And A Raisin In The Sun

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    Fight . A Raisin in The Sun is one of the best works in the history of the American theatre. The Oedipus Cycle is the crown of tragic theatre of ancient Greece. The time between these two plays is measured by centuries. However, both of these play raised the same theme — fight. In one of the plays the main character fights against the system of black people working in service industry and live in a black neighborhood. In another play the main character fights against the prophecy and trying to escape

  • Comparing Hamlet And Oedipus The King

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    Hamlet, and Sophocles, Oedipus the King, both of the main characters conform to the same classic tragic hero formula. Oedipus suffers a life based on a pre‐birth prophecy, whereas Hamlet finds himself burdened with the task of avenging his father’s death. In both situations, two kings must leave their innocence behind as the truth leads them first, to enlightenment and then to their downfall. They battle between the light, the truth and the darkness, the lie. Both Hamlet and Oedipus are similar in that

  • Comparing Creon, Antigone, And Oedipus

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    determination; however, success is discarded by personal gain. Creon, Antigone, and Oedipus have different personalities and roles, but they also share similarities. Oedipus and Creon were two different types of rulers where the transition into power had effected them and had an infringement of prophecies. While Antigone was never in a leadership role all three show acts of pride she has some similarities with Creon and Oedipus in the fight within oneself. The pride allows civil laws to be created over the

  • Comparing Oedipus And The Oracle Of Delphi

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    In this piece, Oedipus and the Oracle of Delphi can be clearly seen as two completely contrasting characters. On one hand, there is Oedipus, a supposed young Prince of noble birth, heir to the throne and living in the lap of luxury, and on the other there is the Oracle, wise and perceived as elderly in her wisdom. She can be seen as humbling and mature from her experiences as prophetess, making her position even more respectable to the immature and sheltered Oedipus, who attempts to provide an offering

  • Comparing the Tragedies of Hamlet, Oedipus the King, and Death of a Salesman

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    Comparing the Tragedies of Hamlet, Oedipus the King, and Death of a Salesman The tragedies Hamlet, Oedipus the King, and Death of a Salesman have strikingly different plots and characters; however, each play shares common elements in its resolution. The events in the plays’ closings derive from a tragic flaw possessed by the protagonist in each play. The downfall of each protagonist is caused by his inability to effectively cope with his tragic flaw. The various similarities in the closing

  • Comparing Oedipus The King And Antigone

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    Emily Morris Dr. Brooks ENC 1102 8 December 2015 Different Qualities, Same Fate When analyzing both Oedipus the King and Antigone, Oedipus and Antigone are very alike in ways. When reading these plays, the mind is wired to compare how the protagonists are alike, and contrast how they are different. Antigone and Oedipus are idolized by the people, but the legacy of Oedipus seems to have been altered due to the fact that he has experienced bad past family relationships; therefore as Gale explains,

  • Comparing The Infernal Machine and Oedipus Rex Essay

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    Comparing The Infernal Machine and Oedipus Rex (the King)     The myth of Oedipus’s incest and parricide has been retold many different times. The basic story line has remained the same. Oedipus leaves Corinth to try to escape a fate of incest and parricide. After he leaving the city, he ends up saving Thebes from the Sphinx, becoming king of the city and in the process fulfilling the prophecy. The character of Oedipus changes in each play to help support a different meaning to the entire myth