"Oedipus Rex" Essay by The Research Group

"Oedipus Rex"
An examination of the protagonist in "Oedipus Rex" by Sophocles.
# 71220 | 690 words | 1 source | MLA | 2003 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2003 in Literature (Greek and Roman)

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This paper examines the protagonist/antagonist, major themes, conflict and the protagonist's role in the plot of "Oedipus Rex" by Sophocles. It also looks at the primary theme of fate and the theme of self-knowledge.

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"The protagonist in the play Oedipus Rex, is the title character Oedipus. Oedipus lives most of his life as a just man who seeks to avoid fulfilling the prophecy that he will kill his father and marry his mother. Indeed when he learns ..."

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