Oedipus Rex

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Has anyone read this play?? I'm having a little trouble comparing and contrasting Oedipus and Kreon. I need to back up my thesis of Kreon serving as a foil for Oedipus... so far what I have is that Oedipus is a tragic hero by his tragic flaws, mistakes and pride, while Kreon is opposite of this. Is Kreon overly religious?

  • Oedipus Rex -

    http://www.sparknotes.com/drama/oedipus

    Check the analysis of characters to find specifics of each.

    Kreon is not overly religious, but he does seem superstitious. He is also power-hungry and will not tolerate disobedience for any reason, nor listen to rationales.

  • Oedipus Rex -

    OEDIPUS REX IS A TRAGEDY OF SUPERSTITIONS. SOPHOCLES LIVED AND WROTE

    HIS TRAGEDY IN AN ERA WHERE IGNORANCE,SUPERSTIONS,CREDULITY AND

    WITCHCRAFT REIGNED SUPREME. BLIND FAITH IN GODS AND BLAKE MAGIC AND

    PHANTOMS WERE PREVALENT AMONG GREEK PEOPLE. THIS MULTIFARIOUS INFLANCE

    OF THE GREEK MYTHOLOGY HAD ITS IMPACT ON THEIR LITRATURE.OEDIPUS

    DESPITE OF ALL HIS COURAGE,WISDOME,AND INTELLECT OEDIPUS COULD NOT GET

    RID FROM THE YOKE OF GREEK MYTHOLOGY . HE WAS GUILTY IN OTHER WAY,HE

    FAILED TO TAKE THE LOGICAL STEPS WHICH WOULD HAD SAVED HIM. IS IT NOT

    A BITTER IRONY WHEN PEOPLE COME TO HIM TO GET FREEDOM FROM PLAGUE HE

    CALLS FOR "CREON" AND "TEIRESIAS" INSTEAD OF DOCTORS AND

    PHYSICIAN.PEOPLE OF THABEN ARE PUNISHED BY GODS INSTEAD OF CRIMINAL

    OEDIPUS ,"TO ROBE PETER TO PAY PALL" ISN'T IT? WRONG DECISIONS AND

    SUPERSTITIONS ARE HIS "HAMARTIA" IS IT NOT AN IRONY THAT FOR 15 LONG

    YEAR ODIPUS "THE SOURCE OF POLLUTION" IS LEFT UNPUNISHED AND GRANTED

    EVERY PLEASURE OF LIFE BUT HE IS DRIVEN TO HIS DOOM IN A SINGLE

    DAY,THESE ARE ITS FLAWS WHICH CAN NOT BE NBEGLECTED. THAT IS WHY IN

    RENAISSANCE ORTHODOXY LOST ITS WAY OVER PEOPLE'S MINDS .IMAGINATION WAS

    REPLACED BY REALISM.FICTION AND FALSITY GAVE WAY TO FACT AND

    TRUTH.REASON PREVAILED OVER CREDULITY AND BLIND FAITH IN

    MYTHOLOGY.SEARCH FOR TRUTH AND SCIENTIFIC ENQUIRY WAS THE DOMINANT

    FEATURE.IN SHORT LIRATURE BEGAN TO CONVEY FACTS.AFTER THESE FACT KORAN

    BECAME REAL BOOK FOR GUIDENCE OF HUMANITY AND ETERNAL SALVATION. FOR

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