Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
x Turn on thread page Beta

English Literature- Oedipus Rex watch

    • Thread Starter

    Has anyone found any critical quotes on Oedipus they would be alright sharing; i have loads for King Lear but can't find any for Oed.
    •  Official Rep

     Official Rep
    Sorry you've not had any responses about this.

    Why not try posting in a specific subject forum- you might have more luck there.

    Here's a link to our subject forum which should help get you more responses.


    (Original post by TheUniLad)
    Has anyone found any critical quotes on Oedipus they would be alright sharing; i have loads for King Lear but can't find any for Oed.
    I think Aristotle had a lot to say about this play. You might want to read up on his criticism of tragedy, because a lot of his ideas were based on this.

    Have a look at Aristotle's poetics as it breaks tragedy into its component parts and explain why in his opinion Oedipus Rex is the best tragedy. As far as quotes go they do vary a bit from translation to translation but the gist is the same, the quote from Creon saying why he doesn't want to be king is useful as it is similar to Lear's motivations. Also the 'light light light' quote Oedipus says when he realises what has done and the quote from Tiresias about being blind and being able to see. Hope this is some help

    Posted from TSR Mobile

    Sorry I misread your post, look at the notes by the translator or look at notes in other editions by different translators

    Posted from TSR Mobile
Do I go to The Streets tomorrow night?
Help with your A-levels

All the essentials

The adventure begins mug

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni


Essay expert

Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

Uni match

Uni match

Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

Study planner

Create a study plan

Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

Study planner

Resources by subject

Everything from mind maps to class notes.

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A student doing homework

Study tips from A* students

Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

Study help links and info

Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.