Jocasta Essays

  • Oedipus The King Jocasta

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    the “Oedipus the king”, Jocasta is seen as an excellent, loving queen figure who stood strongly on her intelligence while controlling any difficult situation, but she is as fragile as a beautiful flower base who can be shattered easily by her own false hope and belief . Jocasta, a mother and a wife of Oedipus, became the most tragic victim of Oedipus’s fate beside the tragic hero himself. From the beginning when the oracle foretold the fate of the Thebes kingdom, Jocasta was already involved in the

  • Antigone Vs. Jocasta

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    figuratively, were to stand behind men at all times. The mother and daughter combination of Jocasta, the typical Greek aristocrat, and Antigone, a strong-willed woman who defies her sex role, opposing each other in almost every aspect, clearly portrays the different lives of women at the time of these Greek tragedies. The political beliefs of both women vary in terms of their personalities. Jocasta obeys the laws of the state and always remain obedient to her husband whether Oedipus or Laius

  • Jocasta as the Victim of Oedipus the King

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    Jocasta as the Victim of Oedipus the King The play Oedipus the King by Sophocles has often been described as the story of a “tragic hero.” This story is indeed tragic; however, Oedipus is not the only character stricken by tragedy. Equally stricken may be the character of Jocasta. She, as well as Oedipus, suffers many tragedies throughout the story. Shifting the story to a different perspective quite possibly may increase how we view it. The point is not to denounce Oedipus’ role as a tragic

  • Oedipus The King Jocasta Quotes

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    This quote taken from Oedipus Rex spoken by Jocasta is not advice one would normally give or agree with today. This is because these self-assured lines treat incest lightly but later comes back to haunt her. Jocasta, however, solves the riddle of Oedipus’s identity before Oedipus does, and in her desire to protect him from this knowledge she uses the expression of her love for Oedipus and her husband. Jocasta demonstrates the willingness to accept the prophecy of Oracle that her son would kill her

  • Is Jocasta To Blame For Oedipus The King

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    Hey everyone let’s put our feet in Jocasta shoes right quick you can hop out at any time you feel you are ready. Jocasta was a queen in Thebes that had a bad secret or oracle. Jocasta was a women that fell in love with a man that tried to beat fate and soon she tried to do the same thing. Jocasta was married to Laius and they had a child named Oedipus. Jocasta got Laius drunk and soon was pregnant and Laius didn’t want to have children because of his fate. Laius stabbed Oedipus and had him put on

  • Oedipus The King Jocasta And Suicide Essay

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    act that allows a person to make one, final lasting statement. Jocasta, from Oedipus The King, is one of these people who uses suicide to end their life and make a final declaration: that their life actions were incorrect. However, a question remains, why would Jocasta commit suicide? [Finish introduction here] Jocasta has a set character throughout the play and these characteristics [blah blah blah something about blindness] . Jocasta portrays the trait of a skeptic as she constantly questions the

  • How Does Jocasta Manipulate Oedipus

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    Jocasta manipulates Oedipus and the citizens of Thebes to attain what she desires. In Ancient Greece, it was uncommon for women to have their wishes fulfilled because they were considered to be inferior to men, and because their desires were found to be unimportant. Jocasta craves authority, and as a female, this want is unusual. Even rarer is the means through which she satisfies such desires— incest. Her desire for prolonged authority and her accomplishment of it through incest can lead to her

  • Describe The Relationship Between Jocasta And Oedipus

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    Jocasta is the queen of Thebes. She is married to Oedipus, the king of Thebes. Little did Jocasta and Oedipus know when they got married is that, Jocasta is Oedipus’s mother. The reason they did not know this very important piece of information is because Laius, Jocasta’s other husband, and Oedipus’s father had gotten a prophecy. The prophecy was that someday, Laius would be killed by his own son. So they took Oedipus and bound his ankles together and gave him to a Shepherd. They both thought that

  • Jocasta And Jocasta

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    In Oedipus Tyrannus, the cultural way of thinking has been challenged by Oedipus himself and also the queen of Thebes, Jocasta. Oedipus is a king of Thebes who claimed himself to be incredibly smart for solving the riddles and he has helped the city who happened to be falling apart from the missing of their king. While in searching for the murderer of Laius, Oedipus called upon the presence of Teresias – the blind prophet. Oedipus requested Teresias to inform him about the truth that he knew about

  • Jocasta Mask

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    A woman hiding a mistake until it stabbed her in the back; or, more accurately, hanged her by the neck. A woman who wanted control in her life, so she rid herself of fate, only to realize that there was no escaping fate. However fast Jocasta ran from it, it ran faster. In her life and on my mask, two themes are evident: the fact that no one can escape the fate of the gods, and that past sins have a way of catching up with us. When you take a closer look, these themes evident in my mask. Jocasta’s

  • Gender Roles In Jocasta

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    women throughout history. Told through the character Jocasta, an Ancient Greek tragedy called, “Oedipus the King”, was written in the year 430 B.C. when the author Sophocles generated a counterpart to Oedipus, using her to reveal the oppression of women by telling of a conflict in her relationship with Oedipus,

  • Jocasta And Oedipus Flaws

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    When Jocasta and Oedipus argue about whether or not Oedipus should search for the truth that was prophesied, the characteristic that he presents becomes viewed as his tragic flaw. The fact that he indeed has a tragic flaw becomes evident based on the events of the story Oedipus Rex and the way in which he reacts to them. We get to this point in which we see this characteristic where mother and son are arguing after Oedipus kills his real father and marries his mother, therefore making the prophecy

  • Oedipus The King Jocasta Essay

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    In the original work of Oedipus Rex, Jocasta serves no purpose other than to provide a pillar for the plot to sit upon, and to add points of drama and suspense to the narrative; her character is minor. However, author Ruth F. Eisenberg fleshes out the person of Jocasta in her poem Jocasta, weaving through it intense feminist themes and philosophies. There exist several of these statements, but one of the most prominent is the regret that comes of resignedly allowing other people (namely, men) to

  • How Is Jocasta Presented In Medea

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    this is present in Medea and Oedipus Rex. Jocasta the wife and mother of Oedipus is one of the crowing characters in Oedipus Rex. She shows emotions from finding out her son is alive. To finding out that her son killed his father. Yet at the same time she stands like a pillar in defending Oedipus. When Jocasta comes in the throne room to find Oedipus trying to banish Creon for having the seer tell him that he is the reason for trouble in kingdom. Jocasta acts with concern when she asks Oedipus

  • Joocasta In The Story Of Oedipus The King

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    the children you share. Jocasta is the Queen of Thebes, Never the less when a person is to think about what a queen 's life would be like, it would not be wrong to picture glamorous parties, fancy clothes and even an easy stress free life. However Jocastas first marriage did seem to emulate that life, and it seems like her first marriage to King Laius was happy. After the arrival or her son the happy king and queen receive the prophecy

  • The Downfall and Destruction of a King in the Play, Oedipus the King

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    oracle)." (Duke) For instance, Oedipus could have asked these questions: (1) How was King Laius killed and where? (2) Who are my real parents? He would not have married his mother and had children with her. He would have become King of Corinth. Jocasta would not have hung herself. Oedipus would not have blinded himself. The city would not have been plagued because Laius killer had not been punished. In today's society Oedipus would not have gotten away with murder. That was very different in

  • The Tragedy of Oedipus the King

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    of course Oedipus killing his father Lauis, and then marrying Jocasta, his mother. We realize that these actions have taken place much earlier in the story than the characters do. However, both of these events actually took many years ago. The fall from grace in Oedipus Rex is when Oedipus, Jocasta, and all the other characters in the story realize that Oedipus actually did murder Laius and that Jocasta is indeed his mother as well as his wife. This occurs rather quickly

  • The Role of Fate in Oedipus Rex

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    Laius and Jocasta that their son will kill his father and marry his mother. Upon the birth of Oedipus, Laius and Jocasta send for a shepherd to come and take him away to be killed so that the prophecy cannot be fulfilled. Throughout the story we are continually shown how various characters efforts to escape their fate lead to nothing but fulfillment of that exact fate; and that man cannot deny his sorrow and suffering by escaping the fate that provokes it. King Laius and Queen Jocasta of Thebes

  • Quest For Truth In Sophocles Oedipus The King

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    Sophocles, Oedipus the King, we find Oedipus in his quest for the truth. We find ourselves starting on a trail from the middle of Oedipus life, only to be catapulted to his birth, and then flung back to reality. Oedipus brings up truths that his wife Jocasta begs him to leave be. This journey as we look at the evidence we find their are characters and places that contain puzzles we will delve into, and try to explain Things start going awry for Oedipus while he is still living in Corinth with Polybus

  • Oedipus the King

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    but not least I will give a character Analysis on the character Jocasta. The play Oedipus Rex is a clear example of a Greek tragedy, as you read thorough the story you first find out that Oedipus was the son of Laius and Jocasta, who were the king and queen of Thebes, a town in Greece. After Oedipus was born an oracle prophesied the boy would grow up and kill his father and marry his mother. As a result of this Laius and Jocasta decided to kill Oedipus. They eventually took Oedipus into the