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Oedipus The King Even though Oedipus the King didnt detail all of Oedipus adventures I thought it was a good book I think it was smart of Sophocles to pick out the most significant life altering phase in Oedipus life to bring to the stage I also really respect how Sophocles took the myth of Oedipus and put all of the details of the story into it I think its somewhat amazing how he took something that supposedly happened and gave the people exact dialogue and specific feelings I realize that Oedipus the King is only a myth and that all Sophocles needed was a creative mind but I still respect him Being as Oedipus the Kings storyline was already laid out I cant blame Sophocles for some of the events I didnt agree with or ridiculed First of all I know I shouldnt laugh at this myth because the ancient Greeks actually believed it but I did The Sphinx was a monster with the head and breasts of a woman the body of a lion and the wings of a bird I just think its absurd that som eone would actually make up a story with something like the Sphinx in it It sounds like something out of a science fiction story and I just dont like science fiction Next why did Oedipus gouge his eyes out I understand why Oedipus would do something so drastic in the instant he learned the foul deeds he committed but I thought he wouldve killed himself as Jocasta did That is until I realized in a way he wanted to suffer because he believed he deserved it Honestly I feel bad for the guy Finally there was one part of Oedipus the King that I didnt like and can blame on Sophocles That was the part where the chorus seems to go on and on about the gods and how Apollo and Zeus should save
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