Essays on Literature: Essay on Oedipus the King by Sophocles
In the Greek play, “King Oedipus” written by Sophocles, certain characteristics, which determine the traits of a tragic hero, reveal themselves as the play unfolds.
Essays and criticism on Sophocles' Oedipus Rex - Critical Essays
Sophocles in his tragedy, Oedipus Rex, teaches about “morally desirable attitudes and behavior,” (4) and uses three women to help convey these principles of living.
(The passage from Grene's translation is found near the end of the essay.) [Emphasis on word "riddles" added]:You that live in my ancestral Thebes, behold this Oedipus,- him who knew the famous riddles and was a man most masterful; not a citizen who did not look with envy on his lot-see him now and see the breakers of misfortune swallow him!