September 28, 2005
Oedipus Pt. 2
I can't really put some lines from the play in here because I liked the whole part of when Jocasta was telling Oedipus that he was indeed the killer. This is the kind of thing I like to read... well not killing and murder but suspense and mystery lol. Even though we knew that Oedipus killed his father we still didn't know how (except for those few that read the whole thing). Also just reading it reminded me so much of a talk show or a soap opera.
I wrote about the first part being all about irony. I still think that this whole play is about irony. But reading the end I also came to the decision that it's also deals with destiny. He was destined to not know who his real parents were. It's appealing to me how different destiny is now and back in the time when sophocles wrote this.
September 25, 2005
Who murdered Laius--that man is here.
(Later on in the paragraph)
And of the children, inmates of his home,
He shall be proved the brother and the sire,
Of her who bare him son and husband both,
Co-partner, and assassin of his sire.
Go in and ponder this, and if thou find
That I have missed the mark, henceforth declare
I have no wit nor skill in prophecy.
I like how it said the word "inmate" I think right there that says something about Oedipis killing Laius and his father. I just thought it was such a clue to that.
There is so much foreshadowing in this play. It's kind of ironic to me that Teirsias sees these things about Oedipus' future and Oedipus himself can't see his future.
September 20, 2005
Drama as Literature
20 September 2005
Dead Man Walking
Prejean: Stop blaming him. You blame him, you blame the government, you blame the drugs, you blame blacks. You blame the Percys. You blame the kids for being there. What about Matthew Poncelet? Where is he in this story? Just an innocent? Just a victim?
Matt: I ain’t no victim.
Matt says that he is not a victim. And he does blame his actions on other things. On page 139, it says that he says “I told ya, I was stoned outta my head.” It is obvious that he doesn’t want to blame the guilt on himself and just wants to go around saying that this was the cause of it or that was the cause of it and so on. But then on page123, Matt says “ I let myself listen to him (we’re talking about Vitello). I was a victim, a fuckin’ chicken.” Not soon after that he confesses to killing Walter and raping Hope and he takes responsibility for both of their deaths. I think at this point in the game, he finally has convinced himself that he needed to talk responsibility for his actions and his crimes.
Lorin made a statement about Prejean using the word “victim” in her blog saying that she thought that the word victim was used purposely to have Matt confess everything. I really agree with this comment because it just is so obvious that she was trying to manipulate his mind to confess.
I also looked at David's blog and I totally agreed with what he said as well. He posted in his blog "The cold, prordained cruelty of it all hits her. Prejean puts both hands against the tiled wall, puts her head down and prays." She obviosly knew that he was going to die. She still fights for him no matter what. She is fighting for him, knowing that no one is siding with what she thinks.
September 14, 2005
This is my test. I hope this posts.