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    When considering “The Tale of Sohrab from the Shahnameh, and Sophocles’ work Oedipus Tyrannus, each contain two main male protagonists who undertake parallel tragic journeys which highlights the perils of absent parenting, which lead to death in each tale. Son and Father Oedipus and King Laius of Oedipus Tyrannus, and Sohrab and Rostam of Shahnameh have fungible qualities that, at times make them mirror images of each, though each of their fates are different, they share the same message, actions

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    Comparison of Oedipus and Hamlet Compare and contrast Oedipus and Hamlet. Is Oedipus more a man of action? Or is he more a man driven by whim and sudden, rash decisions? Which character is more selfless? Does Hamlet show any signs of selfish motives in his actions or inactions? Which protagonist seems more learned? wiser? more religious? more loving? more incestuous? Which seems to be a better murder investigator? Does Oedipus have any of Claudius' motives when he kills the king, Laius? Then

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    Oedipus the King is a play that is written by Sophocles (Oedipus the King, Sophocles).There is also a filmed adaptation it is a stage performed version known as Oedipus Rex whose director was Tyrone Guthrie, the producer was Leonid Kipnis, and the screenwriter was William Butler Yeats. that was filmed in 1957 (Oedipus Rex, 1957). The written play has a message that a wrong must be made right or it will be punished:(Oedipus the King, Sophocles) and the filmed adaptation has a very similar portrayal

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    A Comparison of Oedipus and Odysseus Essay

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    Similarities Between Oedipus and Odyssues         Since the beginning of time epic tales have been passed on from generation to generation as a form of entertainment.  Even though each epic is different in its plot, every epic has certain features in common.  The prime example of their similarities is their main character, the hero of the epic.   The hero's behavior changes from the beginning to the end of the tale.  Since the plot revolves around the epic hero, in most cases, they are made

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    appears in 2100 B.C.E. Oedipus the King came to life in the city of Thebes in 429 B.C.E. The Ramayana of Valmiki was composed in 550 B.C.E. These three pieces of writings have distinct differences in time periods and setting. On the other hand, a similarity that these writings share is that each has its own hero. The time period and setting certainly have an impact in the actions that these heroes take, and the goals they wish to accomplish. Gilgamesh (Gilgamesh), Oedipus (Oedipus the king), and Ram

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    other such errors in it. Oedipus vs. Hamlet: A Character Comparison After reading Sophocles' Oedipus the King and Shakespeare's Hamlet, it is quiet clear that Oedipus is by far the more admirable character of the two. Aside from Oedipus' history and life experience, his superior character traits are also displayed in the way he handles several incidents throughout the play. One of the primary reasons Oedipus' is more admirable than Hamlet is just their history. Oedipus is a king. He got there

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    to Oedipus Rex by Sophocles. Greek and Roman plays, and even Indeed ancient Indian plays (a common Indo-European Tradition), usually had a pivotal character that “held the play together”. Also there would be a Chorus that would come into play when the tragedy would begin unfolding. The Greco-Roman variants were almost always tragedies. Be it Homer’s Iliad or Odessey. The hero after long travails always seemed to return to nothing and would come to grief. Achilles, Priam, Agamemnon, Oedipus, all

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    Sophocles and William Shakespeare in Oedipus the King and in Hamlet, illustrate the theme of the destructiveness of truth through their main characters, who both pursue the truth leading to their own demise. In Sophocles’s Oedipus the King, the protagonist, Oedipus displays characteristics of being ignorant and persistent, which results in his own self-destruction. While in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the protagonist, Hamlet, displays characteristics of being cunning and hesitant, which also lead

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    Individual Responsibility in Oedipus Rex and A Doll's House   In Sophocles' Oedipus Rex and Ibsen's A Doll's House, the main characters - Nora and Oedipus, are both constructed to illustrate flaws in society.  Oedipus' psychological evolution sees him begin as an all-powerful, righteous king, who seemingly through no fault of his own murders his father and marries his mother.  His evolution ends with his self-blinding, an action which Sophocles' uses to establish the true freedom of the individual

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    Many lessons can be learned from Sophocles plays Oedipus the King and Antigone. In Oedipus the King, Oedipus caused his fate to become real by running from it. He killed his father and made love to his mother even though he had no idea who they were he was still punished. He passed the punishment of his sins to the rest of his family when he gouged out his eyeballs and banished himself from the city. In Antigone Oedipus’s sons killed each other in battle over the throne and helped Creon take over

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