Oedipus Rex Questions and Answers
by Sophocles

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Need help in coming up with a topic for my research paper on Oedipus the King by Sophocles.

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Hi Gabi20,

Were you given any direction in which to take your essay (informative, persuasive, focus on theme, historical context, etc.)?  This well-known play has made quite an impact in the field of theatre, sociology, psychology, etc., so you might want to figure out what you're being asked to write about.

For example, possible thesis statements might be:

- The play Oedipus Rex by Sophocles has made a significant impact in the literary world.

-Oedipus the King, a play by Sophocles, is an effective example of how plays were typically written in Ancient Greece.

-Oedipus Rex made poor choices as a king, which ultimately led to his own demise.

Of course, these are just some samples-with more guidance, I could brainstorm some more.  I've included a couple links that may provide further guidance.

Good luck!

 

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