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    The Character of Oedipus in Oedipus and The Infernal Machine    The stories of Oedipus, as told through Seneca's Oedipus and Cocteau's The Infernal Machine, contain both similarites and differences. Both authors portray the character of Oedipus as being obstinate, ignorant, and inquisitive. Yet Seneca and Cocteau differ on their interpretation of the motives that propelled these characteristics of Oedipus. Seneca portrays Oedipus as a mature man who, in seeing the troubles of the plague that

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    In the three plays that we have discussed in class, Antigone by Jean Anouilh, The Infernal Machine by Jean Cocteau, and Ubu Roi by Alfred Jarry, there is a prodigious depiction of female characters and power that come in numerous ways. In The Infernal Machine there are female characters, such as Jocasta and the Sphinx, who show power and authority. Likewise, in “Antigone,” characters, such as Antigone and her sister, Ismene, also show power and supremacy. In Ubu Roi, the main character that showed

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    Sophocles' Oedipus the King and Cocteau's The Infernal Machine     Sophocles' Oedipus the King and Cocteau's The Infernal Machine relate the same story, yet from quite different angles. Sophocles' play is written in heightened language and spends 1,530 lines on an hour of time. On the other hand, Cocteau's characters speak colloquially, and his 96 pages cover 17 years, putting much more emphasis on the events prior to where Sophocles begins his play. Sophocles and Cocteau present Oedipus' character

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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

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    Lena Khalidi Megan Vasavada AP Literature 16 October 2017 A Noble vs. Ignoble Downfall: Oedipus Rex and The Infernal Machine Originating from the philosopher, Aristotle, the characterization of “pity and fear” developed into an idea present in classic Greek tragedies (Oedipus Packet). As the outcome of these emotions, the audience experiences catharsis in response to the inevitable downfall of the protagonist. It was not uncommon to see playwrights stray away from this classical approach in tragic

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    Construction and human-made structures are frequently featured throughout a number of texts related to dreams. This commonly used theme of “structure” is more of a sense of reality. This theme prevails itself in both Angela Carters “The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman” and the reading “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll. This theme also illustrates itself in Nietzsche’s reading “On Truth and Lying in an Amoral Sense” which discusses the cathedral of concepts and societal

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    In the book, Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare, the main conflict is Mortmain and his scary, supernatural automatons called the infernal devices. The automatons are moving mechanical devices that look like humans and after each chapter the automatons were slowly improving and upgrading. They went from jerky, unnatural movements to a machine that could move fluently and communicate. Mortmain planned on using these automatons against the Shadowhunters to completely annihilate them. He only needed

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    lands. There are no more sides. There is no chain of command. The terms are not formally penned, put to page, or even discussed in any manner. The meaning of the death-dealing skirmish, this raging machine of war -- temporarily and easily deposed. Under this immortal black sun and on the field of infernal battle, Peace is reached here & now, on the heels of a long war now ended.

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    mechanism known as the “infernal machine”. Above the infernal machine is a huge metal plated eagle known as the “imperialist eagle”. To the left of the infernal machine, there are three figures that stand for the principal bourgeois democracies: France, Great Britain, and the United States. The right side features three fascist regimes: Hirohito, Mussolini, and Hitler. The “infernal machine” is pumping a fuel that reminds me of blood. Gold coins are spilling out of the top of the machine, which seems to

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    I have always enjoyed Point & Click Adventure games - there was always something magical about the storytelling, quirky animation and puzzles that always seemed to attract me that genre of gaming. While my nostalgia takes me back to the 90s, much has changed in the world of video games. The days of Monkey Island and Grim Fandango have long past, still, the genre remains strong. Titles like The Perils of Man are a good example of what fans of the genre are happy to see. Personally, I always thought

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