Wednesday, November 10, 2010


This is probably a little late, but anyone wanting to study Oedipus that involves some light humour, go to this website:

One example from it is this:

Stop us if you've heard this one before: guy walks into a bar, meets Han Solo, almost macks on his sister, steps up to save a galaxy, and finds out by the end of the second movie that his greatest enemy is *gasp* his father! Well, it's a familiar tale, not just for all moviegoers post-1977 – but also for all theatergoers after, say, 429 B.C.

Take out that bit about Han Solo (and also, maybe the bar), and change sister to mother and you've got the bare bones of Sophocles's Oedipus the King: guy gets chosen as the One to battle evil (sadly, not a host of stormtroopers; Sophocles goes with a plague caused by the evil presence of a murderer in Thebes), macks on his mother, and finds out that he himself was his father's killer without even knowing it. students are funny....^___^


  1. You got that right Kel =D. Thanks for the link, it helped :)

  2. Just thought I'd mention too that the anti-spam jumble of letters I had to type before the previous comment was posted was "pregonat"

    Pretty close ties to King Oedipus, right? =D

  3. Haha anytime :D

    ...I don't get it :D