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    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

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    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

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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

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    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

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    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,

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    The Role of Jocasta in Oedipus the King "Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love Him."  (James 1:12)  Such is the proclamation in the Holy Bible, and so was the proclamation in ancient Greece. Since the founding of religion, the gods have sought to test those with power. Jocasta was sent by Apollo to do just that: to test Oedipus' - the king of Thebes - faith and conviction. Throughout

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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

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    "You have your eyes but see not where you are in sin, nor where you live, nor whom you live with." These are the words that Sophocles uses to introduce readers to the irony of the oracles told to Oedipus and Jocasta; an irony that ends in Oedipus blinding himself, as he cannot handle to see the truth. In Oedipus Rex, a tragic drama, the element of irony is introduced early on in the story; the blind can see the truth, but once the sighted sees the truth, they too shall become blind. This constant

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    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

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    Oedipus Rex Laius, Jocasta and Oedipus all choose to ignore Apollo's oracle; this decision, to attempt to escape fate, sets off a chain of events that leads to the defeat of these characters. We can only wonder how their lives may have differed if not for these fatal decisions. If one assumes that any attempts to control one's destiny will result in tragedy does the opposite also ring true? Perhaps the way to cheat fate is simply to accept it. Even before his birth Laius and Jocasta have been told

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