Oedipus Rex and Trifles

Oedipus Rex and Trifles

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  • Date Submitted: 03/13/2009 9:07 PM
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"Oedipus Rex" and "Trifles"

"Oedipus Rex" and "Trifles" was different mysteries plays. They both have in common a mystery, but they are both very different plays. The first play "Oedipus Rex" was more of a unknown murder who then leads to the hurtful truth. Where on the other hand "Trifles" was a play of a women strangling her husband to death by being pushed to do so; she was being abused mentally, having to live isolated from everyone. We will take a look at the plays, the differences and it's commons.

"Oedipus Rex" was a story of great tragedy. Since the day he was brought to earth it was fate that he would kill his father and marry his mother that would have his children. To prevent this from happening his mother Jocasta, Queen, and his father Laius, King, gave him up as an infant. They had sent him away with a shepherd to abandon him in the wilderness to die. What they did not know was that Oedipus was taken by another shepherd to Corinth. He then was adapted by the King and Queen Polybus and Merope that had no children. He was raised to be a prince, soon after he grew he left far far away from his parents after hearing the Oracle; unknowing his true parents were not Polybus and Merope. He soon married Iocaste his true mother and had taken the place of his father as the King. It was a mystery the death of his father Laius, to Oedipus and to the people. He then discovered the tragedy of his life, the oracle was true. He had married his mother, and took his father's life with his own hands. This story to me symbolized sadness and great tragedy. It was not Oedipus's fault, although it ruined his life to find the truth, he was a victim of destiny.

As for "Trifles", a play that had to do with the wife killing her husband. Mrs. Wright was an older abandon lady that had lived for years in an unhappy home with her husband. Her house was isolated by everyone and everything. It was to be said to be an uncheerful place. Her husband Mr. Wright, "they said...

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