the resource of myth to examine the complexities of human lifesophocles has effectively used the resource of myth to bring about the complexities of human life in t he tragedy oeidipus rex explain...

the resource of myth to examine the complexities of human life

sophocles has effectively used the resource of myth to bring about the complexities of human life in t he tragedy oeidipus rex explain with 1000 words

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e-martin | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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One of the most interesting elements of Oedipus Rex is the idea of self-discover as self-destruction. Oedipus both resists the truth and seeks it out while others attempt to hold him back. The inevitable revelation is also a destructive act but, interestingly, it is also a statement of truth, erasing the pleasant fiction in which Oedipus had been living his life. 

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Can you explain the question more fully and clearly?  The question as presently written is a bit unclear.  Are you thinking, for instance, of how the sphinx and oracle are used in the play to suggest the complexities of human life in general and to create complexity for Oedipus in particular?

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The story created a new myth of Oedipus. It uses traditional elements such as the oracle and prophecy. In our society, Oedipus has become a commonly understood cultural phenomenon. This is largely because his story was co-opted by Freud and his theories were largely discussed and highly controversial.

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