How does Oedipus Rex follow the unities ? Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
While the "Unity of Place" was simply the necessity of construction for the Greek stage, the only unity that Aristotle insisted upon was the "Unity of Action" although he did state that tragedy must keep its action "within one revolution of the sun," implying that "Unity of Time" is also a requisite to tragedy.
Unity of Place
The action of Oedipus Rex by Sophocles centers around Thebes where the city has been beset with plagues, famines, and fire. As king, Oedipus promises to seek the reason for these punishments; in so doing, he learns that the gods have reacted against the murder of their previous king, Laius. And, tragically, it is revealed that Oedipus has been the murderer. Oedipus punishes himself by blinding himself;...
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