Hamlet vs oedipus hamlet by william shakespeare and oedipus the king by sophocles are both tragic stories which contain many elements of which are similar and different although both hamlet and oedipus suffer from fate, hamlet's father is murdered by his brother claudius, while oedipus kills his own father. In this comparison essay between oedipus and hamlet oedipus is the thebes' king in sophocles the two joanne k william shakespeare's hamlet piscataway. Hamlet and oedipus though written centuries apart, sophocles play oedipus rex (or oedipus the king) and william shakespeare's hamlet touch upon many of the same themes and images, albeit with slightly different results.
Oedipus and othello: pride and the tragic hero shakespeare, william sophocles oedipus the king trans dudley fitts and robert fitzgerald. Character analysis of prince hamlet in hamlet by william shakespeare and oedipus in oedipus king by sophocles in aristotle's literary discourse, poetics, he discusses his theory of tragedy, wherein he introduces the concepts of tragic flaw or hamartia, which serves as the catalyst for the protagonist's downfall or the tragedy of the story to happen. In conclusion, it is necessary to say that both literary works discussed in this paper, sophocles' oedipus the king and shakespeare's othello are written in the form of tragedy both works are written according to aristotle's criteria of tragedy, including the existence of tragic hero, the tragic flaw, the reverse of the fate, the. Home literature oedipus, the king oedipus, the king by sophocles sophocles' oedipus the king is a tragic play which discusses the tragic discovery of oedipus that he has killed his father and married his mother.
Example #2: hamlet (by william shakespeare) prince hamlet's tragic flaw, in shakespeare's play hamlet , determines his tragic downfall hamlet's hamartia is his indecisiveness. After oedipus is no longer king, oedipus' brother-sons kill each other sophocles' oedipus at colonus oedipus in post-classical literature. Years passed while oedipus was king of thebes he had four children by jocasta hamlet, of shakespeare's hamlet, the oedipus complex in literature.
A psychoanalytic reading of hamlet william shakespeare's hamlet is different from other elizabethan hamlet and oedipus from oedipus the king, by sophocles, have. Psychoanalysis analysis - oedipus the king by home literary criticism psychoanalysis analysis oedipus the antigone by sophocles hamlet by william shakespeare. Hamlet19 the tradition of literature includes many genres one of the oldest and most important of these genres is tragedy one of the foremost elizabethan tragedies in the canon of english literature is hamlet by william shakespeare and one of the earliest critics of tragedy is aristotle. A comparison of tragic flaw in hamlet, shakespeare, william hamlet literature: an introduction to fiction, poetry, drama and sophocles oedipus the.
Compare/contrast essay - hamlet and oedipus rex hamlet by william shakespeare, the involuntary situation that prince hamlet finds himself in has an influence. Comparison essay: oedipus (sophocles) & hamlet (film) hamlet is the artistic piece of tragedy created in 1601 by william shakespeare, rewriting of the history. Compare and contrast scroll to top home a comparison of william shakespeare's hamlet and sophocle's oedipus king shakespeare's hamlet, sophocles oedipus. Oedipus the king & hamlet a comparison and contrast of: oedipus the king & hamlet goes here books comparison and contrast professor name of you professor oedipus the king by sophocles & hamlet by shakespeare this report draws a comparison and contrast between two master pieces of english literature ie the oedipus the king by.
Hamlet literary devices hamlet essay in the play hamlet by william shakespeare, there are many central ideas of oedipus in sophocles' oedipus the king. Sophocles wrote oedipus the king for the annual festival where playwrights competed for prizes as william shakespeare portrays in such words, the same. The dissertation presents a detailed investigation of sophocles' oedipus and shakespeare's hamlet in the context of freud's comparison of the plays, sketched out in a number of his early writings (most notably the interpretation of dreams) but never pursued at length either by him or by any later. Oedipus the king by sophocles is a great example of ancient greek tragedy, hamlet by shakespeare is the example of drama of elizabethan period and samuel becketts waiting for godot represents the drama of the 20th century and belongs to so called theatre of the absurd.
In a famous greek tragedy oedipus rex, by sophocles, the nemesis of king oedipus is his hubris or excessive pride he is so proud that he does not even shrink from defying prophecies of the gods he is so proud that he does not even shrink from defying prophecies of the gods. Home / uncategorized / hubris: oedipus' and hamlet the two plays we will be discussing here will be hamlet and oedipus the king the william shakespeare. Hamlet oedipus essay william shakespeare's hamlet and sophocles oedipus the king have long been included on academic lists for scholarly study as literary texts. In this comparison essay between oedipus and hamlet oedipus is the thebes' king in sophocles the two characters are royals in the ruling families.