Oedipus’s Punishment Oedipus ends up deserving being banished from Thebes and living his life as a blind man even though his tragic fate that was set out for him wasn’t his fault. The Oracle of Delphi warned Oedipus that his fate would be to kill his father and marry his mother. If he had never tried to avoid his fate then he would have succeeded in making sure his fate never came true. Instead by leaving Corinth he ends up killing his father Laius in self-defense on the road to Thebes not knowing who he was. Then he solves the riddle of the sphinx saving Thebes from its curse and becomes the ruler of Thebes. While also marring Jocasta his mother not knowing she is his mother and fulfills his destiny. Thebes comes under a plague because of the wretched actions of Oedipus and the oracle tells him whomever killed King Laius must leave for it to end. Oedipus makes a promise to the people of Thebes to find out who killed King Laius and banish him from Thebes. He essentially banishes himself from Thebes not knowing it was King Laius who he killed. Jocasta his wife realizes whom Oedipus really is as well as what happened to Laius and kills herself. In this quote Oedipus comes to the realization of what he has done and is arguing for his innocence. “The man I murdered, he’d have murdered me! I am innocent! Pure in the eyes of the law, blind, unknowing, I, I came to this (Sophocles 614-16)!” He is trying to cope with what he has done and make excuses for himself. Oedipus eventually is broken by the realization and suicide if his wife that he gouges his eyes out for what he has done. Now
Professor S. Sharma
Elements of A Tragedy in
by Sophocles and Stockett:
The Art in A Tragedy
“Tragedy is the imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain
magnitude, in language embellished with each kind of artistic ornament, the several kinds being
found in separate parts of the play.…
He successfully shows that opposing the gods only ends in failure no matter how religious one may have been; the best example of this in the play is Oedipus mother and wife Jocasta. When she becomes distraught she yells sacrilegious taunts at the gods saying “Where are you now, divine prognostications!” and all of this blasphemy is soon translated into forms of punishments, later her mistake is realised and in turn commits suicide in the fifth episode.…
Students should study English Literature because literature is part of our cultural heritage, literary works can be entertaining, beautiful, funny, or tragic. They can convey profundity of thought, for instance like 《Macbeth》shows that the destruction wrought when ambition goes unchecked by moral constraints. Each literature has a themes that the author wants to show.
Also students learn a lot of history and culture from the English literature. It takes them to new places…
Choose two schools of thought and provide a more detailed and evaluative account of the psychological issues that are reflected and emphasized in this period.
For the subject matter of my essay I have chosen to discuss and evaluate the key schools of thought of Behaviourism and Freud’s Psychoanalysis. Both these areas cover so much material and have had so much comment and critique that it has been a real challenge for me to keep to a restrained response; without…
Freud’s ideas remain influential even when they seem implausible. Why might this be?
Freud’s psychoanalytic thought laid the foundations for a modern understanding of unconscious mental processes; he believed that he was creating a new science, and attempted to keep his work as “scientific” as possible, tying it to biology and physiology when he could. He was the first to create and assert a systematic method of analysis into the evaluation of the mental processes of the human mind; he even attempted…
When apply to crime, basing on the research showing that almost 39% of the group of juvenile delinquency has the disruption of maternal relationship, Bowlby suggests that impaired ability to relate to other could result in both affectionless psychopathy and psychologically immature characterised by inability to delay gratification which are related to later criminal behaviour, specifically the Oedipus complex can result in a number of unconscious criminal acts.…
Social Learning Theory
Bobo-Doll Experiment: Albert Bandura 1960’s
Aim: Research the extent to which aggressive behaviour is imitated, depends on the consequences of the model.
Method: Bandura showed 3-6 year old boys and girls a video in which children behaved aggressively towards a Bobo Doll.
1. Adult in the film positively reinforced the behaviour
2. Adult in the film punished the behaviour
The Sphinx does not only appear in ancient Egypt but it also appears in Classical Greek Mythology in the story of Oedipus. Winston (n.d.), “It has stirred the imagination of poets, scholars, adventurers and tourists for centuries and has also inspired a wealth of speculation about its age, its meaning, and the secrets that it might hold” (para.1).
When a pharaoh, or king, dies there is a long process that takes places before he is finally laid to rest in a royal tomb.…