I need to write an analytical essay on "Oedipus Rex"  for my exam. Can you give me ideas on how to write this essay?

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Several sample essay on Oedipus Rex are available on eNotes. Click on the links at the bottom of this answer to see what study materials are available.

To write an analytical essay on Oedipus Rex by imitating a model, you first should consider what specific area or theme you wish to analyze with respect to the play. For example, many essay exist on the theme of women in Sophocles. You could use one of those essays as a template (i.e. see what is contained in each section and how arguments are made) and then examine your own theme such as old age in Oedipus Rex or blindness/disability in Oedipus Rex.


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