King Oedipus - pt 2

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  • Well you know what they say, like father like son! Similar to his parents, Oedipus also seems to think he can outsmart the Gods by running away from his "parents" in Corinth...
  • Oh no... I must run far, far away!
  • Oedipus, you are going to marry your mother and kill your father.
  • On this episode of "Keeping up with the Corinthians" we learned all about juxtaposition and character parallels in Sophocles' play King Oedipus! Hopefully each and every one of you can take some of this important information home with you.
  • Lauis and Jocasta share the same belief that they can avoid fate, dictated by the Gods. Since their attitudes parallel one another, Lauis and Jocasta are parallel characters.
  • In an attempt to protect who he believes to be his family, Oedipus runs away from Corinth. Since he also tries to defy the will of the Gods, and the fate of the prophecy, he is a parallel character to his parents.
  • The End.
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