Mar 16, 2009 · Oedipus Rex is a very rich and complex play. It can be interpret in different ways, such as Irony of fate, Pride and arrogance leads to disaster and ruin, wisdom comes through sufferings, an honest search for the truth, limitations of man’s powers, innocent always suffers, humility and reverence for the gods, Moderation is best but not extremity, blindness, knowledge, nothingness and etc.
Oedipus finds out from a messenger that Polybus, king of Corinth, Oedipus' father, has died of old age. Jocasta rejoices — surely this is proof that the prophecy Oedipus heard is worthless. Still, Oedipus worries about fulfilling the prophecy with his mother, Merope, a concern Jocasta dismisses. Oedipus definition is - the son of Laius and Jocasta who in fulfillment of an oracle unknowingly kills his father and marries his mother. the son of Laius and Jocasta who in fulfillment of an oracle unknowingly kills his father and marries his mother… OEDIPUS REX AN ENGLISH VERSION BY DUDLEY FITTS AND ROBERT FITZGERALD PROLOGUE [Oedipus, Suppliants, Priest, Creon] 3 PARADOS [Chorus] 10 SCENE I [Oedipus, CHORUS, Teiresias] 12 ODE I [Chorus] 25 SCENE II [Creon, CHORUS, Oedipus, Jocasta] 27 ODE II [Chorus] 45 SCENE III [Jocasta, Messenger, Oedipus, CHORUS] 47 ODE III[Chorus] 58