Oedipus Trilogy: Antigone, Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus (SparkNotes Literature Guide)

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Overview

This SparkNote delivers knowledge on The Oedipus Plays that you won't find in other study guides:
  • Summaries of every chapter with thorough Analysis.
  • Explanation of the key Themes, Motifs, and Symbols including:

    —Graves and Tombs
    —Oedipus's Swollen Foot
    —The Three-way Crossroads
    —Antigone's Entombment
    —The Priority of Unwritten Law
    —The Limits of Free Will
    —Suicide
    —Seeing and Blindness

  • Detailed Character Analysis of Oedipus, Antigone and Creon.
  • Identification and discussion of Important Quotations.
  • A summary of Key Facts, a 25-question review Quiz, and Study Questions and Essay Topics to help you prepare for papers and tests.
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Table of Contents

Context 1
Greek Theater 1
Antigone 2
Oedipus the King 2
Oedipus at Colonus 3
Plot Overview 5
Antigone 5
Oedipus the King 6
Oedipus at Colonus 8
Character List 11
Analysis of Major Characters 15
Oedipus 15
Antigone 16
Creon 17
The Chorus 18
Themes, Motifs & Symbols 21
The Power of Unwritten Law 21
The Willingness to Ignore the Truth 21
The Limits of Free Will 22
Suicide 23
Sight and Blindness 23
Graves and Tombs 24
Oedipus's Swollen Foot 24
The Three-Way Crossroads 24
Antigone's Entombment 25
Summary & Analysis 27
Antigone
Lines 1-416 27
Lines 417-700 30
Lines 701-1090 33
Lines 1091-1470 35
Oedipus the King
Lines 1-337 37
Lines 338-706 39
Lines 707-1007 41
Lines 1008-1310 43
Lines 1311-1684 45
Oedipus at Colonus
Lines 1-576 48
Lines 577-1192 50
Lines 1193-1645 52
Lines 1646-2001 54
Important Quotations Explained 57
Key Facts 63
Study Questions & Essay Topics 67
Study Questions 67
Suggested Essay Topics 70
Review & Resources 71
Quiz 71
Suggestions for Further Reading 76
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