Cliffsnotes on the oedipus trilogy is your ticket to a greater understanding of three tragic dramas from sophocles meet the subject of these plays oedipus the banished king of greek mythology who killed his father and married his mother. In sophocles oedipus trilogy oedipus discovers that he unknowingly murdered his father and wed his mother and gouges out his own eyes in horror in oedipus the king cast from the city oedipus turns from blind beggar to oracle foreseeing the deaths of his two sons at each others hands in ioedipus at colonus i. Get this book cliffsnotes on sophocles oedipus trilogy the original cliffsnotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes plots characters literary devices and historical background the latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic familiar format. The keynote of oedipus character lies in his will to know and thereby to control reality oedipus brilliance and determination serve him well in solving mysteries like the riddle of the sphinx but lead ultimately to his tragic downfall the petition of the chorus that opens oedipus the king attests to oedipus responsible leadership he has been a good king for thebes and in crisis he moves decisively to save his city but in his excitement and energy oedipus lacks discretion. Buy cliffsnotes on sophocles oedipus trilogy cliffsnotes literature guides by higgins regina higgins charles 2000 paperback by higgins charles isbn from amazons book store everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders
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