English Essay 1 (Oedipus)
... sickness, or/and disease in ‘Oedipus’ Inserts His/Her Inserts Grade Inserts Name
26 November 2009
The play Oedipus is the one which describes various events such as violent murder, incest, torture, family conflicts, jealousy, the presence of oracles, fearful plagues and a dreadful realization of a cursed mother that the man in her bed is not only her life partner, the father of their children, but her own son. Portrayal of ill-omen was the common feature of the Sophoclean and Elizabethan plays. In order to present the scenes more effective, the dramatists of that time resort either to some supernatural elements or chronic diseases. As plague was one of the fatal diseases, it had an in...