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Throughout time certain ideas just never seem to go away as they remain in society So as time goes on many of the same themes and ideas are used to tell a story For this reason it can be said that these certain themes and ideas are universal in literature One of these is in the play Oedipus Rex by Sophocles Creon asks Did he look like a man in his right mind In this quote located on page 26 in Scene II of the play Creon is asking the Choragos if Oedipus was sane when he charged Creon with the murder of King Laius This idea of sanity is universal in literature and in life Therefore this quote and the question of sanity both relate to today in respect to the OJ Simpson case the movie Con Air and the case of the Unabomber In the OJ Simpson case the question of sanity was brought up as well as in Oedipus Rex through this quote In this case Simpson was accused of the murder of his former wife and Ronald Goldman One of the questions at the beginning of the case was that if Simpson did kill the two was he sane when he did it This question never had to be answered because Simpson was acquitted But had he been found insane he may have gotten away with the crime anyway because a person is not considered legally responsible for their actions if they were insane Simpson was later found liable in a civil case for the death of the two so the sanity question was answered negatively In summary this quote from Oedipus Rex relates to a modern court case that of OJ Simpson The quote also relates to the movie Con Air in that sanity is brought up in that movie also In this movie trying to protect himself and his wife a man punches an attacker in the head killing
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