Oedipus the King

Oedipus the King

Book - 1978
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Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1978.
ISBN: 9780195023251
0195023250
Branch Call Number: 882 SOP
Characteristics: x, 114 p. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Berg, Stephen 1934-2014
Clay, Diskin
Call Number: 882 SOP

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kwsmith
Aug 26, 2018

Earlier this year, I read Sophocles' *Antigone* and really enjoyed it. So, I decided to read Sophocles' earlier play, *Oedipus The King* which was written circa 429 BC. Hopefully without giving too much away, I can say that this short play is based on the ancient Oedipus myth whose two central themes involve our relationship to fate and karma. *Antigone,* although written first, is actually the last play in the famous *Theban* plays.

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Nymeria23
Mar 05, 2016

An amazing Greek tragedy, showing Oedipus' pride, ignorance, and vanity before revealing his shame and horror at his identity and actions. Oedipus looks into his past and the past of Thebes in order to heal his sickened city, but in his search to see the truth, realizes that he has truly been blind his whole life.

medina_musical_bee Jun 04, 2015

Oedipus the king was a strange story about prophecies. I thought that this play was very predictable and i would not recommend this book. It did however convey a strange point of not being able to change the future and the prophecy told.

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justslide
Oct 29, 2013

Wow! A very intense play with quite an unusual and very original type of plot.

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jokafor98
Jun 09, 2014

Oedipus the King by Sophocles is a book about a man whose life was predetermined from the day he was born. He was destined to murder his father and marry his mother and he did not become aware of this prophecy until he was a young man. He was adopted but he did not know he was so he ran away from his family and on his way to a new life he killed his father. When he got to his new place he tied the knot with his mother. He fulfilled the prophecies that were prophesied the day he was born.

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