September 29, 2005

Was Oedipus Framed?--No

Like the audience of the original productions of "Oedipus," I knew the ending of the play. And, although I realized the discrepancy between the servant's testimony and the real story, it never really became an issue for me. I just assumed that the servant was mistaken or confused or he lied (he lied about kill the baby Oedipus, so why should they believe him now?). If Oedipus hadn't killed his father and married his mother, where would the story be? The whole play would be pointless without that vital aspect.

Posted by KatherineLambert at September 29, 2005 07:27 PM
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