Oedipus Rex or Oedipus the King

Understanding Oedipus

I have to write a 3-4 page essay on the source of complication for two major characters and identify one area of intellectual inquiry and discuss the "answers" the play investigates.

I chose Public/Private Vengeance.

My problem is that I don't know how I should respond to this task.

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The source of the story's complications can be found in Oedipus' murder of his father (he didn't know it was his father), and his subsequent marriage to his mother; we have murder and incest. Use the prophecy; the reaction to the prophecy, and the ensuing result of the reaction................ there's a great paper. Cause and effect.


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