Oedipus 6

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LiteratureOedipus

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probably the most famous idea to come out of it

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and that is an idea in psychology that was popularized

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by sigmund freud has more or less been dispersed crew

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thiss idea that everyone secretly wants to sleep with one

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of their parents and kill the other one and then

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that drives many of our impulses in life But i

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do think that's a way that people explain lots of

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relationships to themselves the fact that you might naturally i

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have an affinity for some of your relatives and not

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for others and that it's not something that you can

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control but the idea of fate also is an incredibly

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strong one and the idea that no one even the

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bravest person can outrun their faith is another huge legacy

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from this play and then also just a classic characters

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Atavus who is full of hubris is quite conceded and

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thinks he is capable of solving any problem and that's

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what leads to his downfall in the end and taking

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me his daughter who has an incredibly strong personality and

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we don't see much of her in this play But

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we do in her own play tyree cs the blind

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prophet so there's just a cast of really compelling characters

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who we see later on in literature So these characters

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more they always archetypes before this player was written or

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did they sort of find their origin in it Some

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of them are archetypes some of them were not The

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greek chorus is a very standard trope The strong willed

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female antigen e is i would say you need example

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but the lessons that they learned were in a lot

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of cases common tropes there in this play because greek

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plays were public performances they were gathering places These were

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events where you assembled a a large section of society

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and so the playwrights used the place to teach moral

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lesson things And so these lessons about hubris on about

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truth seeking and about family and about integrity are in

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the play for a reason Got it Describe the edifice

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complex What are archetypes What role did plays serve in 00:02:46.835 --> [endTime] ancient greek society