Oedipus Rex or Oedipus the King

Examples of double entendre for Oedipus Rex

just a few examples of double entendre in the play Oedipus Rex

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the arthra is a double entendre referring to both the exposure of the infant Oedipus and to his horrible blinding.

Plowing and sowing (in reference to Jocasta) also refers to intercourse and impregnation.

I hold the throne that he held then, possess his bed / and a wife who shares our seed. (295/296)


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