Knowledge in "Hamlet" and "Oedipus the King" Comparison Essay by Scott Dorren

Knowledge in "Hamlet" and "Oedipus the King"
A comparison in the search for knowledge and truth in Shakespeare's "Hamlet" and Sophocles's "Oedipus the King".
# 30214 | 1,792 words | 7 sources | MLA | 1994 | US
Published on Aug 28, 2003 in Literature (English) , Shakespeare (Hamlet)


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Description:

This paper deals with the protagonists' search for knowledge and truth in Shakespeare's "Hamlet" and Sophocles's "Oedipus" the King. Examples from each play are given to reveal how the protagonists' motivations and personal traits play a key factor in the outcomes of their journeys.

From the Paper:

"In Hamlet by William Shakespeare and Oedipus the King by Sophocles, the protagonists' tragic falls are caused by their unrelenting search for knowledge and truth. Regardless of the outcome, each protagonist is compelled to discover the meaningful aspects that make their lives important. The reader can only comprehend the necessity of the searches through an understanding of the protagonist's motivation, personal traits, and the relevance of the outcomes to the overall quest."

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