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Oedipus as a human paradigm: Mythological allussion in Greek tragedy

Endrayanto, Nanang (2001) Oedipus as a human paradigm: Mythological allussion in Greek tragedy. Journal of Language and Literature Poetica, 1 (1).

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The understanding of how Greek classical drama originated implies that it is to great extent Sophocles' Oedipus may suggest an excellent example of the fussion of myth and literature. Sopocles produces a great drama but does not invent the plot; it is well-known myth long before he immortalizes it as a tragedy. Both myth and the play are likely to contain a number of familiar archetypus. Accordingly, the subject of the present inquiry is to find out to what degree mythological motifs underlie Oedipus the King as well as to show Sopocles' new considerable interpretation and treatment to respond the growth of Sophistic Movement at the time. Mythological approach to literature is used as the main strategy. Concerning the discussion, the data are obtained predominantly from the play and such printed materials as critical essay, books, and dictionaries. Hence, this is a library research. The finding exposes the following: (1) Oedipus searching for Laius' murderer that is aimed at finding the culprit to purify the humanlife can be seen that the whole action is the seeking action of Oedipus' real life in reality; (2) is a particular action as a type of human life action in general. In short, Sophocles is able to present his play both as the ancient rite and present and celebrate the perennial mystery of human life and actions.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Nama : Nanang Endrayanto NIDN :
Uncontrolled Keywords: Oedipus, myth, human paradigm, tragedy
Divisions: Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Politik > D3 Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Surya Dannie
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2021 01:48
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2021 01:48

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