Sophocles Edipo Rey Resumen Pdf 257 Buttenrede Haustiere VERIFIED
Download - https://shoxet.com/2tvCCp
Edipo Rey: A Tragic Tale of Fate and Free Will
Edipo Rey (Oedipus Rex) is a tragedy by the ancient Greek playwright Sophocles, written around 430 BC. It tells the story of Oedipus, the king of Thebes, who unwittingly kills his father and marries his mother, fulfilling a prophecy that he had tried to avoid. The play explores themes such as fate, free will, guilt, and self-knowledge.
The play begins with a plague afflicting Thebes, and Oedipus sending his brother-in-law Creon to consult the oracle at Delphi. Creon returns with the news that the plague is caused by the murderer of Laius, the former king of Thebes, who has never been caught. Oedipus vows to find and punish the killer, unaware that he himself is the culprit.
Oedipus questions a blind prophet named Tiresias, who hints that Oedipus is the murderer, but refuses to say more. Oedipus accuses Tiresias and Creon of conspiring against him, and orders them to leave. Jocasta, Oedipus's wife and mother, tries to calm him down by telling him that prophecies are not reliable, and that she once had a son who was supposed to kill his father and marry his mother, but she had him exposed on a mountain to prevent it.
Oedipus is shocked to hear that Laius was killed at a crossroads, which is where he had killed a man who had attacked him many years ago. He also learns that he was adopted by the king and queen of Corinth, and that he had fled from there after hearing a prophecy that he would kill his father and marry his mother. He realizes that he may have killed Laius, who could be his biological father.
Oedipus sends for the only surviving witness of Laius's murder, a shepherd who had also given Oedipus as a baby to another shepherd from Corinth. The shepherd confirms that Oedipus is the son of Laius and Jocasta, and that he had spared his life out of pity. Oedipus is devastated by the truth, and rushes into the palace. He finds Jocasta dead, having hanged herself in shame. He then blinds himself with her brooches, and begs to be exiled from Thebes.
Creon becomes the new king of Thebes, and grants Oedipus's wish to leave the city. He also allows Oedipus's daughters Antigone and Ismene to accompany him. Oedipus laments his fate, but accepts it as the will of the gods.
The play Edipo Rey is considered one of the masterpieces of Greek tragedy, and has influenced many writers and artists throughout history. It is part of a trilogy of plays that also includes Edipo en Colono (Oedipus at Colonus) and AntÃgona (Antigone), which deal with the aftermath of Oedipus's downfall and the fate of his children.
One of the main themes of the play is the contrast between fate and free will. Oedipus tries to escape his destiny by leaving Corinth and avoiding his parents, but he ends up fulfilling the prophecy that he had feared. He also tries to solve the mystery of Laius's murder, but he only brings about his own ruin. The play suggests that human actions are determined by the gods, and that humans cannot escape their fate, no matter how hard they try.
Another theme of the play is the importance of self-knowledge and truth. Oedipus is renowned for his intelligence and wisdom, but he is blind to his own identity and origins. He ignores the warnings of Tiresias and Jocasta, and persists in his quest for the truth, even though it will destroy him. He also fails to recognize the signs and clues that point to his guilt, such as his swollen feet (the meaning of his name), his resemblance to Laius, and his encounter at the crossroads. The play shows that ignorance is not bliss, but a source of suffering and tragedy.
The play also explores the consequences of guilt and pride. Oedipus is guilty of patricide and incest, two of the worst crimes in Greek society. He is also proud of his achievements and reputation, and does not tolerate any challenge or insult to his authority. He accuses Tiresias and Creon of treason, and curses the murderer of Laius, unaware that he is cursing himself. He also refuses to listen to anyone who tries to dissuade him from pursuing the truth. His pride leads him to defy the gods and their oracles, and to bring about his own downfall. aa16f39245