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Oedipus rex translation by dudley fitts and robert fitzgerald

  • I think his fatal flaw is at least shared by his parents;
  • I cannot remember at this moment what motivated me to read or reread these plays; something else I read, no doubt.

Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, trans. Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone.

I cannot remember at this moment what motivated me to read or reread these plays; something else I read, no doubt. I remember Greek tragic drama very fondly from high school, where Mrs. Smith inspired me in many of my present-day literary loves hello, Hemingway and Homer.

  • This will have consequences;
  • This triptych concerns the mythic curse on the House of Thebes, which I will retell quickly in my own words;
  • There is some ambivalence, at least for me, in identifying the fatal flaw or crime of the tragic hero in this play;
  • Perhaps his limited responsibility here is what earns Oedipus a somewhat reduced sentence — of which, more in the next installment;
  • Oedipus was both to the Theban King Laius and Queen Jocasta, but upon his birth, an oracle prophesied that this baby boy would grow up to murder his father and marry his mother;
  • Now, this is no way to avoid the fates.

This triptych concerns the mythic curse on the House of Thebes, which I will retell quickly in my own words. Oedipus was both to the Theban King Laius and Queen Jocasta, but upon his birth, an oracle prophesied that this baby boy would grow up to murder his father and marry his mother.

  • Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone;
  • Smith inspired me in many of my present-day literary loves hello, Hemingway and Homer;
  • Oedipus was raised by a foster father and mother who claimed him as their own, until as a young man he heard this prophecy given, and not wishing to fulfill it against the parents he knew and claimed, he fled them.

Wishing to avoid this fate, Laius took the boy out in the woods, pierced his heels and pinned them together, and left him to die. Now, this is no way to avoid the fates. Oedipus was raised by a foster father and mother who claimed him as their own, until as a young man he heard this prophecy given, and not wishing to fulfill it against the parents he knew and claimed, he fled them.

They quarreled, and fought, and Oedipus killed the older man guess who this will turn out to be.

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He continues on the road to Thebes, a city-state that has just lost its king to a mysterious murder; he solves the riddle of the Sphinx, marries their queen, and happily begets four children. He agrees that Laius deserves justice — ironically volunteering to serve as his child should: And Oedipus curses the murderer, or anyone who would hide his identity, with death or banishment. This will have consequences.

Here the play ends. There is some ambivalence, at least for me, in identifying the fatal flaw or crime of the tragic hero in this play.

It will be much clearer in Antigone. Oedipus is indeed guilty of murdering his father and marrying his mother — terrible crimes, to be sure — but he did both unknowingly, and to his knowledge had every right to kill in self defense and marry. I think his fatal flaw is at least shared by his parents: One wonders, if Oedipus had been raised at home, how these things would have come to pass; clearly differently, as he would have known his parents. Presumably he would have been more at fault.

  1. Here the play ends.
  2. It will be much clearer in Antigone. I think his fatal flaw is at least shared by his parents.
  3. I think his fatal flaw is at least shared by his parents. Wishing to avoid this fate, Laius took the boy out in the woods, pierced his heels and pinned them together, and left him to die.
  4. Smith inspired me in many of my present-day literary loves hello, Hemingway and Homer. Now, this is no way to avoid the fates.

But at any rate, the point is made that it is futile to avoid the fate assigned you by the gods. Perhaps his limited responsibility here is what earns Oedipus a somewhat reduced sentence — of which, more in the next installment. I enjoyed this play for its feeling. The characters are passionate, emotional, and all of this is well evoked by the somewhat dramatic but this is drama, after all!