History Theatre / OedipusTheKing

25th Jan '16 2:37:44 PM margdean56
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* TemptingFate: Rarely is it more literal than here; after hearing that the man he's always believed to be his birth-father is dead of natural causes, Oedipus begins crowing that he's beaten the prophecy and ''specifically'' mocking Apollo, for whom prophecy was a domain. His ultimate fate may have been less hideous had he not done so. Fate is one thing, but there are ways to conduct yourself when meeting it.

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* TemptingFate: Rarely is it more literal than here; after hearing that the man he's always believed to be his birth-father is dead of natural causes, Oedipus begins crowing that he's beaten the prophecy and ''specifically'' mocking Apollo, for whom prophecy was a domain. His ultimate fate may might have been less hideous had he not done so. Fate is one thing, but there are ways to conduct yourself when meeting it.
24th Sep '15 4:28:04 AM Dame-Amaryllis
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* SelfFulfillingPropecy: Perhaps one of the oldest and best known examples.

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* SelfFulfillingPropecy: SelfFulfillingProphecy: Perhaps one of the oldest and best known examples.
24th Sep '15 4:27:39 AM Dame-Amaryllis
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* SelfFulfillingPropecy: Perhaps one of the oldest and best known examples.
31st May '15 7:30:19 AM NWolfman
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* DownerEnding: It's a tragedy, so that's pretty obvious.

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* DownerEnding: It's Well what did you expect in a tragedy, so that's pretty obvious.tragedy? [[WesternAnimation/WhatsOperaDoc A happy ending]]?
12th Nov '14 3:05:39 PM kkhohoho
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* OlderThanTheyLook: At least one story mentions that Iocaste has a magic girdle that keeps her looking young and beautiful, rather than seeming her true age. Definitely helps explain why Oedipus never caught on to the idea that maybe she was his mother.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: At least one story mentions that Iocaste Jocasta has a magic girdle that keeps her looking young and beautiful, rather than seeming her true age. Definitely helps explain why Oedipus never caught on to the idea that maybe she was his mother.
12th Nov '14 2:59:40 PM kkhohoho
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Oedipus' wife/mother figures things out shortly before he does and hangs herself. Upon finding her body, Oedipus [[EyeScream gouges his eyes out with her brooches]]. Now a completely broken man, Oedipus goes into exile with his daughters.

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Oedipus' wife/mother figures things out shortly before he does and hangs herself. Upon finding her body, Oedipus [[EyeScream gouges his eyes out with her brooches]]. Now a completely broken man, Oedipus goes into exile with his daughters.
exile.
11th Aug '14 7:20:44 PM Juicehead_Baby
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->''So be sweet and kind to mother, now and then have a chat\\
Buy her candy or some flowers or a brand new hat\\
But maybe you had better let it go at that\\
Or you may find yourself with a quite complex complex\\
And you may end up like Oedipus\\
I'd rather marry a duck-billed platypus\\
Then end up like ol' Oedipus Rex!''
7th Aug '14 12:51:30 AM Geoduck
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His name appears in [[UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud Freud's]] index\\

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His name appears in [[UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud Freud's]] Freud's index\\
20th May '14 7:27:51 AM ElegantVamp
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* TortureAlwaysWorks: When the shepherd who found the abandoned infant Oedipus and gave him to Polybus is brought to Oedipus refuses to talk, Oedipus orders his guards to twist his arm behind his back until he does. Later, he threatens to have the man killed when he hesitates again. What he tells him finally leads Oedipus to be the last one to figure out who his real parents were, and are.

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* TortureAlwaysWorks: When the shepherd who found the abandoned infant Oedipus and gave him to Polybus Polybus, is brought to Oedipus and refuses to talk, Oedipus orders his guards to twist his arm behind his back until he does. Later, he threatens to have the man killed when he hesitates again. What he tells him finally leads Oedipus to be the last one to figure out who his real parents were, and are.
7th May '14 10:16:04 AM LongLiveHumour
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His name appears in [[SigmundFreud Freud's]] index\\

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His name appears in [[SigmundFreud [[UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud Freud's]] index\\
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