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Portfolio Task 1 Summer school 2014. Understanding of Oedipus in regards to legitimation.

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Portfolia task 1
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Human Interest Entertainment Fiction Literature Oedipus Irony Greek mythology Humanities Tragedy Sophocles Tiresias Tragic hero Ancient Greek theatre
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Human Interest Entertainment Fiction Literature Oedipus Irony Greek mythology Humanities Tragedy Sophocles Tiresias Tragic hero Ancient Greek theatre
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The story of Oedipus Tyrannus is one that portrays this through comparing the two forms of legitimation, where the truth is treated with reason that creates a template for tragedy. Sophocles allows his story to introduce to the audience an exceptional conqueror who revolutionizes into a bereft after rationalizing every step, displaying the limitation of reason. Focusing on Oedipus and his affiliation with the Sphinx, it administers the paradigm of tragedy. Though the encounter is limited, the ambiguity of it emphasises the irony where triumphing with reason reverses Oedipus’ journey from fortune to misfortune (Symonds). This unspoken irony is highlighted through the exchanges of insults between the king of Thebes and Tiresias, where he is shadowed from the knowledge, and thus taunts Tiresias for his blindness, and mocks him to be a crippled pr...
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