Oedipus Rex

by Sophocles

4.4/5

In presenting the story of King Oedipus and the tragedy that ensues when he discovers he has inadvertently killed his father and married his mother, the play exhibits near-perfect harmony of character and action. Moreover, the masterly use of dramatic irony greatly intensifies the impact of the agonizing events and emotions experienced by Oedipus.

“To throw away an honest friend is, as it were, to throw your life away”

Sophocles, Oedipus Rex