Oedipus The King By Sophocles Essay

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Oedipus the King is a play that is written by Sophocles (Oedipus the King, Sophocles).There is also a filmed adaptation it is a stage performed version known as Oedipus Rex whose director was Tyrone Guthrie, the producer was Leonid Kipnis, and the screenwriter was William Butler Yeats. that was filmed in 1957 (Oedipus Rex, 1957). The written play has a message that a wrong must be made right or it will be punished:(Oedipus the King, Sophocles) and the filmed adaptation has a very similar portrayal , and the message is the same: a wrong must be made right or it will be punished(Oedipus Rex, 1957). The main character of these works, Oedipus, is forced to learn that he must make past wrongs right by overcoming his pride in order to undo the tribulation in the written text(Oedipus the King, Sophocles).
The calamity that Oedipus’s city faced was a plague, and he attempted to figure how to fix the infliction that the city was suffering. He meets with a man known as Creon in order to find the answer, and Oedipus is told of the wrongful bloodshed in the past, and how that bloodshed must be brought to justice, and the sin of that bloodshed was the cause of the city’s trouble in the written text(Oedipus the King, Sophocles) and also in the filmed adaptation Oedipus meets with Creon to discuss how to stop the bloodshed in order to stop the plague(Oedipus Rex, 1957). Then Oedipus learns this when he inquires in the text: “By what rite shall we cleanse us? What is the manner of the…

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