CliffsNotes on Sophocles' Oedipus Trilogy

CliffsNotes on Sophocles' Oedipus Trilogy

by Regina Higgins, Charles Higgins


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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.

CliffsNotes on The Oedipus Trilogy is your ticket to a greater understanding of three tragic dramas from Sophocles. Meet the subject of these plays: Oedipus, the banished king of Greek mythology who killed his father and married his mother. Oedipus The King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone are timeless works that continue to captivate audiences even today.

This study guide covers all three plays with critical commentaries, summaries, and character analyses—tools designed to open your eyes to the richness of Sophocles' work. Other features that help you study include

  • Life and background of the playwright, Sophocles
  • An introduction to Greek theatre
  • A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters
  • Critical essays on fate and ritual and transcendence in the Oedipus Trilogy
  • A review section that tests your knowledge
  • A Resource Center full of books, films, and Internet sites

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764585814
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 06/12/2000
Series: Cliffs Notes Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.22(d)

About the Author

REGINA HIGGINS has been an educational writer for fifteen years. She has a Ph.D in English from Indiana University.

CHARLES HIGGINS has been an educational writer for fifteen years. He has a Ph.D in English from Indiana University.

Table of Contents

Life and Background of the Playwright.

Introduction to the Plays.

Critical Commentaries.

Oedipus the King.

Lines 1-168.

Lines 169-244.

Lines 245-526.

Lines 527-572.

Lines 573-953.

Lines 954-996.

Lines 997-1194.

Lines 1195-1214.

Lines 1215-1310.

Lines 1311-1350.

Lines 1351-1684.

Oedipus at Colonus.

Lines 1-141.

Lines 142-268.

Lines 269-576.

Lines 577-616.

Line 617-761.

Lines 762-817.

Lines 818-1192.

Lines 1193-1239.

Lines 1240-1377.

Lines 1378-1410.

Lines 1411-1645.

Lines 1646-1694.

Lines 1695-1765.

Lines 1766-1788.

Lines 1789-2001.


Lines 1-116.

Lines 117-178.

Lines 179-376.

Lines 377-416.

Lines 417-655.

Lines 656-700.

Lines 701-878.

Lines 879-894.

Lines 895-969.

Lines 970-1034.

Lines 1035-1089.

Lines 1090-1237.

Lines 1238-1273.

Lines 1274-1470.

Character Analyses.

Critical Essays.

CliffsNotes Review.

CliffsNotes Resource Center.


Customer Reviews