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Even though Oedipus the King didnt detail all of Oedipus adventures I thought itwas a good book I think it was smart of Sophocles to pick out the mostsignificant life altering phase in Oedipus life to bring to the stage I also reallyrespect how Sophocles took the myth of Oedipus and put all of the details of thestory into it I think its somewhat amazing how he took something thatsupposedly happened and gave the people exact dialogue and specific feelings Irealize that Oedipus the King is only a myth and that all Sophocles needed was acreative mind but I still respect him Being as Oedipus the Kings storyline was already laid out I cant blameSophocles for some of the events I didnt agree with or ridiculed First of all Iknow I shouldnt laugh at this myth because the ancient Greeks actually believedit but I did The Sphinx was a monster with the head and breasts of a woman thebody of a lion and the wings of a bird I just think its absurd that someone wouldactually make up a story with something like the Sphinx in it It sounds likesomething out of a science fiction story and I just dont like science fiction Nextwhy did Oedipus gouge his eyes out I understand why Oedipus would dosomething so drastic in the instant he learned the foul deeds he committed but Ithought he wouldve killed himself as Jocasta did That is until I realized in away he wanted to suffer because he believed he deserved it Honestly I feel badFinally there was one part of Oedipus the King that I didnt like and canblame on Sophocles That was the part where the chorus seems to go on and onabout the gods and how Apollo and Zeus should save them They chanted onabout how they would never go to Delphi or another temple if Oedipus storywouldnt come true I did not like reading that part at all and
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