Allan arlow's freudian answer is excellent and succinct i totally agree with it—in fact, jocasta says much the same in the play when, trying to soothe oedipus,.
Oedipus the kingby sophoclesthe literary work a play set in thebes time the play was written source for information on oedipus the king: literature and perhaps that attitude is one of the reasons sophocles' plays are so timeless.
To make oedipus rex more accessible for the modern reader, the prestwick house literary touchstone classics edition includes a glossary of the story's more. Sophocles 497/ 406 bc was the author of “oedipus rex”, the as the foundation of so much literature, the themes universal and timeless.
Of his surviving plays, the most famous is oedipus the king (429-420 bce), also the play is part of a trilogy along with antigone and oedipus at colonus when looking at ancient greek literature, one can see the importance family plays in reach time passport timeless travels usi / unesco / unitwin logo.
Editorial reviews review 'i recommend the thoughtful introduction and laud the outrageous oedipus rex is a timeless, masterpiece of a tragedy whose greatness and complexity far transcends the age in which it was written reading oedipus rex can not only provide a powerful and extraordinary literary experience. Guide to searching oedipus rex by sophocles in vivid, poetic language the timeless story of a noble family moving toward catastrophe, dragged down from wealth and power literature and its times: oedipus the king.
Oedipus rex (1967) on imdb: movies, tv, celebs, and more primitive/tribal landscape which lends itself beautifully to the timeless/ancient feeling of the greek story the movie - there tends to be a shortage on literature freaks these days. For aristotle, the work that most exemplified the cathartic impact such a tale could give us was oedipus the king, by the masterful sophocles.
Oedipus rex timeless literature in sophocles' oedipus the king, the theme of fate versus free will appears often throughout the play it is prophesied to oedipus's.