Oedipus and Antigone: Is Fate Determined?

Is everything determined? This question has caused fierce debate and has plagued both the science and literary worlds. Fate and Prophecy have both appeared in literature, most notably in Ancient Greek and Roman plays. Two plays that stand out as being based on prophecy are Oedipus Rex and Antigone, both written by Sophocles. Sophocles may Read More

Give a brief note on Sophocles.

Answer: Sophocles is one of three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have survived. His first plays were written later than those of Aeschylus, and earlier than or contemporary with those of Euripides. In 495 B.C. there was a child born about a mile outside of Athens. This child was to be named Sophocles. He was Read More

Discuss about the Tragic Flaws as depicted in Oedipus the King.

Answer: This is a specific sort of flaw, also known as “Hamartia”, which is possessed by Aristotelian tragic heroes. It is a flaw which causes an otherwise noble or exceptional character to bring about his own downfall and, often, his eventual death. Examples of this could include hubris, misplaced trust, excessive curiosity, pride and lack Read More

Describe the importance of Chorus as depicted in Sophocles’ plays.

Answer: Chorus, in drama and music, those who perform vocally in a group as opposed to those who perform singly. The chorus in Classical Greek drama was a group of actors who described and commented upon the main action of a play with song, dance, and recitation. Greek tragedy had its beginnings in choral performances, Read More

Make a comparison of Oedipus The King vs. Hamlet vs. Waiting For Godot.

Answer: Some of the first forms of drama come from ancient Greece. Oedipus the King by Sophocles is a great example of ancient Greek tragedy, Hamlet by Shakespeare is the example of drama of Elizabethan period and Samuel Becketts Waiting for Godot represents the drama of the 20th century and belongs to so called Theatre Read More

The role of Fate in the Downfall of Oedipus.

Answer: The Fate is closely related to the each Human. Man cannot deny this supernatural turn. For the Greeks, `Fate` means the foretelling of what will happen. It is the essential part of Greek tragedies and epics and in the case of `Oedipus Rex` it is not otherwise. As it is shown that the characters Read More