Sophocles's "Oedipus, the King" Analytical Essay by Calwriter

Sophocles's "Oedipus, the King"
This paper analyzes the structure of Sophocles's, "Oedipus, the King".
# 55400 | 1,085 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2004 | US

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This paper explains that the play, Sophocles's "Oedipus, the King", has a more episodic structure than a climactic one because of flashbacks and prophecies introduced as episodes throughout. The author points out that the "rising action" is when Oedipus threatens that he will have Creon killed or exiled for conspiring with Tiresias. The paper contends that tragedy is better as a work to be read than as a drama to be performed and watched on stage. The reason given by the writer is because there is much more to perceive and understand from the reading than in the watching and listening, although visuals and sounds enhance or intensify the underlying messages in the play.

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