Oedipus Rex

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Oedipus Rex written by Sophocles is an ironic tale with a sick twist. It is jammed packed with events that that will make you cringe in disgust. The plot is very unpredictable but in a way you can somewhat guess to what is to become of our main character, Oedipus. Before I begin to tell of this horrifically enchanting tale there is some background knowledge that must be shared. The story takes place in a land by the name of Thebes; it has a King, Oedipus. A man named Creon rules the city. For much time there had been fighting in the land brought on by Oedipus’s own sons, Polynices and Eteocles. Once all the fighting had commenced there was two dead bodies that had been untouched because Creon said that if they were given a proper burial a bad omen would be put upon the kingdom of Thebes. Oedipus’s two daughters, Antigone and Ismene discussed what had become of their dead brothers and how terrible the whole situation was. Disobeying the decree of Creon, Antigone waits for the sentries guarding the dead bodies and sneaks in to give her brother Polynices a proper burial. When Creon i...

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