Saturday, January 19, 2008
Sophocles, the Drama King
I think Sophocles is the God of Dramatic events. And kind of sick in the way he can think of incest as one of his main ideas in Oedipus Rex. Initially, I thought that the play is going to be a really sick one, because I thought that the king is going to kill his father in order to sleep with his mother. I shouldn't have jumped into conclusions. After reading the play, then I knew what was actually going on. He didn't know it was his father that he was going to kill, nor did he know that it was his own mother that he was going to marry. Now that's a motherload of tragedy. And jabbing his own eyes with pins? Ouch. With an excellent and vicariuos story line like this, can any other plays be more dramatic than this? Kudos to Sophocles for producing the most tragic play ever read or seen by mankind.