History Theatre / OedipusTheKing

21st Aug '16 4:00:42 PM nate-siq
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* InMediasRes: The play starts at the beginning of the end (Oedipus's final day as king, unbeknownst to him), showing a single day in his life and in that day his whole life is revealed via backstory.
12th Jun '16 6:29:18 PM PaulA
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* DrivenToSuicide: Jocasta commits suicide when she realizes what has happened.



* SelfFulfillingProphecy: Perhaps one of the oldest and best known examples.

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* SelfFulfillingProphecy: Perhaps one of the oldest and best known examples. Trying to prevent the prophecy that their son will kill his father and marry his mother, Laios and Jocasta order that he be abandoned in the wild. But the baby is saved, and he not knowing his parents (nor they knowing him) is, of course, the set-up that makes the prophecy actually come true. Oedipus, unaware that he is adopted, visits an oracle and is told that he will kill his father. He immediately flees from his parents so that he can't possibly kill his (adopted) father... and runs into Laios on the road where they get into a fight...
10th Jun '16 11:38:54 PM Juicehead_Baby
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[BrainBleach I have seen too much.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[BrainBleach I have seen too much.]]]]
[[caption-width-right:350:[[EyeScream No eyes]], [[MemeticMutation Motherfucker]].]]
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!''
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