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September 28, 2005

No sympathy

Sophocles, Oedipus the King (Finish) -- Drama as Literature (EL 250)

OEDIPUS Say, friends, can any look or voice or touch of love henceforth my heart rejoice?
Haste, friends, no fond, delay, take the twice cursed away far from all ken, the man abhorred of gods, accursed of men.

CHORUS O thy despair well suits thy deperate case. Would I had never looked upon thy face!

It's amazing that the chorus has no sympathy for Oedipus even though none of this was his fault. I just think that it shows how socitey is always looking for someone else to blame their problems on. I think that this situation shows society being something that wavers and is not consant.

Posted by AndrewLoNigro at September 28, 2005 02:21 AM


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