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September 30, 2005

Oedipus and Macbeth

Rix, ''Was Oedipus Framed?'' -- Drama as Literature (EL 250)

"If we compare Oedipus Rex with Shakespeare's Macbeth, another play about the killing of a king, we find many parallels."

Way to go Kevin, nice comparison on Monday, I really didn't realize how much alike the two plays are until Kevin mentioned it, I believe on Monday. These plays have many similarities and were written nearly two thousand years apart.

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September 27, 2005

Oedipus' Fate

Oedipus: Ah! Ah! Where has this misery brought me? Is this my own voice I hear - carried on the wings of the air? Oh Fate! What have you done to me?

Once again this play could be completely different depending on what you believe. Was it fate or was it the decisions of Laius and Jocasta's that led to this? I think it leans more towards fate because even though Oedipus was away he still ended up killing his father and marrying his mother. On the other hand if they hadn't sent him away he would have known who his real parents were. Maybe it it's the shepard's fault for not finishing his job.

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September 20, 2005

Robbins and Prejean, Dead Man Walking: The Shooting Script -- Drama as Literature (EL 250)

Guard: Remove all metal, coins, keys.

Prejean feels her pockets then notices the cross on her neck. She takes it off and places it in a plastic bin. She walks through. No beep. A female guard approaches her and pats her down.

I love this stage direction because she walks through the metal detector and it beeps. The guard tells her to remove all metal, coins, [and] keys. Then she takes off her cross and places it in the bin and walks through, no beep. Even though Robbins does not tell you if she picks it back up, itís as if to say, "leave your religion here, it wonít help you in there." It is such a symbolic part of the script I really hope Tim Robbins showed this scene well in the movie version.

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September 15, 2005

Machinal (Finish)

Treadwell, Machinal (Finish) -- Drama as Literature (EL 250)

Judge: "You confess you killed your husband?.. Why?

Young Woman: "To be free."

This line of the play is so compeling. All this poor woman ever wanted was to be free, even at the end of the play her only wish was freedom.

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September 2, 2005

First

First time for New Media Journalism

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