mosby peer review 1

Please download to get full document.

View again

of 5
All materials on our website are shared by users. If you have any questions about copyright issues, please report us to resolve them. We are always happy to assist you.
Information Report
Category:

Documents

Published:

Views: 5 | Pages: 5

Extension: DOCX | Download: 0

Share
Related documents
Description
Mosby 1 Riley Mosby Dr. Atkins ENGW 105 18 12 January 2017 Oedipus Essay One of the most pondered questions throughout history has been what drives humanity? . This topic is discussed in Sophocles' Oedipus Rex. This play tells the story of a man who tries to escape a prophecy that which states that he would come to murder his father, the
Transcript
  Mosby 1 Riley MosbyDr. AtkinsENGW 105 1812 January 2017Oei!us Essay One o t#e $ost !onere %uestions t#rou&#out #istory #as been '(#at ri)es #u$anity*'. +#is to!i, is is,usse in -o!#o,les Oedipus Rex. +#is !lay tells t#e story o a $an (#o tries to es,a!e a  !ro!#e,y t#at (#i,# states t#at #e (oul ,o$e to $urer #is at#er/ t#e kin&/ an #a)e in,estuous relations (it# #is $ot#er/ t#e %ueen./ o(e)er/but in oin& so/ #e ensures t#at t#e !ro!#e,y is ul ille. ike $any ot#er Greek tra&eies/ Oedipus Rex  $akes $any assertions about #u$anity. Oedipus Rex re)eals t#at $an #as an innate sense o sel !reser)ation/ as seen t#rou&# t#e (ors an a,tions o Jo,astaan aius/ +iresias an t#e s#e!#er/ 3reon/ t#e ,#orus/ an Oei!us.Jo,asta an aius are t#e !arents o t#e titular ,#ara,ter/ Oei!us. +#ou&# t#is a,t is not kno(n to t#e ,#ara,ters/ it is a!!arent to t#e reaers in a ,ase o ra$ati, irony. 4n t#eir yout#/ Jo,asta an aius are (arne t#at t#eir son (oul &ro( u! to $urer #is at#er. 4n an e ort to sub)ert t#is !ro!#e,y/ t#ey sen t#eir son a(ay to be abanone in t#e (ilerness an le t or ea. +#is (as an a,t o sel  !reser)ation. +#is instin,t to li)e (as so &reat t#at it o)er,a$e any $aternal or !aternal instin,t to sa)e t#eir son. +#e abanon$ent o Oei!us as a ,#il s#o(s t#at t#e !reser)ation o sel is $ore i$!ortant to t#e$ t#ant t#e !reser)ation o aius blooline. E)en Oei!us in,reulously asks/ 6er o(n ,#il/ #o( ,oul s#e* 92:1;. Jo,asta e$onstrates t#at s#e ,ares ,#ie ly o #ersel (#en s#e ur&es Oei!us not to in)esti&ate #is ori&ins. Jo,asta reali<es (#o s#e $arrie (#en t#e $essen&er re)eals (#o #e re,ei)e t#e  baby ro$ sayin&/ 6e ,alle #i$sel a ser)ant o = i 4 re$e$ber ri&#tly>aius. 9Jo,asta turns s#ar!ly; 9221;. Oei!us assu$es t#at s#e oes not (ant to be e$eane (it# t#e kno(le&e t#at s#e $arrie a ,o$$oner/ but in reality/ Jo,asta is as#a$e o #er in,estuous relations (it# #er son. As a  Mosby 2 result o t#is s#a$e/ Jo,asta kno(s t#at s#e (ill be ostra,i<e by so,iety an as a result s#e #an&s #ersel rat#er t#an eal (it# t#e ,onse%uen,es?strai&#t to #er roo$s s#e rus#e/ lin&in& #ersel  a,ross t#e brialbe/ oors sla$$in& be#in #er> on,e insie/ s#e (aile or aius/ ea so lon&/ re$e$berin& #o( s#e bore #is ,#il lon& a&o=O# #o( s#e (e!t/ $ournin& t#e $arria&ebe(#ere s#e let loose t#at ouble broo>$onsters> #usban by #er #usban/ ,#ilren by #er ,#il. 92:@;Oei!us !arents eel a &reater nee to !rote,t t#eir o(n sel interests o)er anyone elses/ in,luin& t#eir ,#ils interests.e ore t#e ,on li,t o Oei!us true ientity arises/ t#ere is t#e ,on li,t o t#e !unis#$ent o an unsol)e $urer. Bin& aius (as su!!osely $urere by a ban o #i&#(ay$en/ an until t#e $urerers are brou&#t to Custi,e/ t#e ,ity o +#ebes (ill su er. +o &et ai an &uian,e in sol)in& aius $urer/ it is su&&este t#at Oei!us talk (it# +iresias/ a blin !ro!#et. As a !ro!#et/ +iresias kno(s t#at it (as Oei!us (#o kille aius/ t#us ul illin& t#e irst !art o #is !ro!#e,y. Rat#er t#an in,ur Oei!us (rat# an a,e banis#$ent/ +iresias tries to #ie t#e trut# ro$ Oei!us. +#is s#o(s +iresias sel  !reser)ation. W#en aske (#o aius $urerer is #e res!ons?o( terrible>to see t#e trut#(#en t#e trut# is t#e only !ain to #i$ (#o sees4 kne( it (ell/ but 4 !ut it ro$ $y $in/else 4 ne)er (oul #a)e ,o$e. 917@;  Mosby : 4n a si$ilar (ay/ t#e s#e!#er also tries to s#iel t#e trut# about Oei!us ori&ins ro$ #i$ in an a,t o sel !reser)ation. W#en interro&ate #e says/ 6No> &os sake/ $aster/ no $ore %uestion in a utile atte$!t to a)oi Oei!us an&er 92:0;. +iresias an t#e s#e!#er bot# try to ,ir,u$)ent t#e trut# to  !rote,t t#e$sel)es ro$ Oei!us ury. 3reon is Jo,astas sister/ (#i,# $eans t#at #e is bot# Oei!us un,le an brot#erinla(. As  brot#er to t#e %ueen/ 3reon #ols a &reat eal o !oliti,al !o(er. 4n a it o !aranoia/ Oei!us ,on)in,es #i$sel t#at 3reon is ,ons!irin& (it# +iresias to o)ert#ro( #i$. Rat#er t#an a,%uies,e an sub$it #i$sel to Oei!us Cu&$ent/ 3reon #eately e ens #i$sel . O t#e a,,usation/ 3reon sayso( (ron& is it to take t#e &oo or ba/ !urely at rano$/ or take t#e ba or &oo.ut reCe,t a rien/ a kins$an* 4 (oul as soontear out t#e li e (it#in us/ !ri,eless li e itsel . 91F;e kno(s t#at to lose t#is ar&u$ent (oul $ean #is eat#/ an e)en ,o$$entin&s on t#e )alue o li e. +#is t#reat o eat# is enou&# or 3reon to abanon all royal i&nity an e,oru$ to ar&ue in t#e streets in ront o t#e ,#orus. W#en Jo,asta #ears o t#e i&#tin& s#e says/ 6a)e you no sense* oor $is&uie $en/ su,# s#outin&>(#y t#is !ubli, outburst* Arent you as#a$e 91@;. +#ese a,tions s#o( t#at $aintainin& #is li e an status are $ore i$!ortant t#an #is re!utation. 4n t#e en o t#e !lay (#en Oei!us rea,#es or 3reon/ #e subtly e)aes #is &ras!/ alreay be&innin& to istan,e #i$sel ro$ t#e ruine kin&. Oei!us says/ 6ro$ise $e/ noble 3reon/ tou,# $y #an 9Rea,#in& to(ar 3reon/ (#o ra(s ba,k.; 92F;. 4n an a,t o sel !reser)ation/ 3reon re uses ,onta,t (it# Oei!us lest t#e ,iti<ens inter!ret #is a,tions as or&i)eness or t#e ,ri$es ,o$$itte/ (#i,# (oul ra$e 3reon as a (eak leaer an $ake #i$ sus,e!tible to t#reats.  Mosby F +#e ,#orus in Oedipus Rex   ul ills t#e traitional role o ,#oruses in Greek tra&eies/ s#o(in& t#eo!inions o t#e ,iti<ens o +#ebes an in luen,in& so$e ,#ara,ters e,isions. 4n t#e be&innin& o t#e  !lay/ t#e ,#orus is )ery loyal to Oei!us be,ause #e broke t#e ,urse o t#e -!#inH by sol)in& a rile. +#is loyalty re$ains stea ast t#rou&#out t#e !lay until Oei!us true ientity is re)eale. Wit# Oei!us tra&i, all/ so alls t#e ,#orus loyalty to Oei!us. +#e ,#orus kno(s it $ust ,ut ties (it# Oei!us or t#eir o(n !reser)ation. W#en Oei!us be&s or eat# so t#at #is lo)e ones su erin& ,oul en/ t#e ,#orus says/ 6O# i only= (oul to &o 92F2;. +#e ,iti<ens reali<e t#at Oei!us is no lon&er t#e &reat sa)ior o t#e +#ebes/ an e)en be&in to la$ent #is eHisten,e be,ause o t#e e e,t it #a on t#eir li)es.E)ery as!e,t o Oei!us li e (as $oti)ate by sel !reser)ation. is !arents abanone #i$ at  birt# or t#eir o(n !rote,tion. Oei!us le ro$ 3orint# so (oul not ,o$$it !atri,ie an be s#unne  by so,iety. e e)en ar&ue (it# 3reon an +iresias on sus!i,ion t#at t#ey (ere !lottin& a&ainst #i$. -o!#o,les reiterates nu$erous ti$e in Oedipus Rex  t#at #u$anity #as an innate sense i sel !reser)ation t#at o)errules all ot#er so,ietal obli&ations.
Recommended
View more...
We Need Your Support
Thank you for visiting our website and your interest in our free products and services. We are nonprofit website to share and download documents. To the running of this website, we need your help to support us.

Thanks to everyone for your continued support.

No, Thanks