Sophocles

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 …

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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, …

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What is Dramatic Irony? Examine Sophocles’ use of Dramatic Irony in King Oedipus.

Answer: Dramatic irony, in literature, a plot device in which the audience’s or reader’s knowledge of events or individuals surpasses that of the characters. The words and actions of the characters therefore take on a different meaning for the audience or reader than they have for the play’s characters. This may happen when, for example, …

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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 …

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