What is a good essay question for Oedipus Rex, Running in the Family, or the book Fifth Business?

Oedipus Rex by Sophocles

Running in the Family by Michael Ondaatje

Fifth Business by Robertson Davies

It can be about any of these three books.

Update:

It is for an oral inclass presentation..

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    What do they share in terms of Narrative structure?

    For Fifth Business, you can talk about the usage of "masks".....or the concept of Justice in Oedipus Rex.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Oedipus is a tragedy because he does no longer comprehend the blunders of his ideas till after it truly is too overdue to do something about it. He chooses to refuse to study existence's instructions and he will pay dearly for it. type of like, waiting till the purely right minute to artwork on a crucial paper and then being determined adequate to attempt to enlist the help of acceptable strangers to get you out of a great spot. destiny isn't unavoidable till characters refuse to heed the teachings they're confronted with. So the in problem-free words thanks to maintain that destiny is unavoidable is to say that it replaced into Oedipus' destiny to go back to a call to be unaware of existence's instructions. Tragedies are tragedies precisely because the significant personality doesn't replace his ideas or because he sees the choose for replace after the damage has been achieved. The Godfather is a tragedy because Michael is unaware of what he's doing and he lands up a lot less of a human than contained in the initiating.

  • 1 decade ago

    Well, as I've only read Oedipus Rex, I'll have to go with that.

    What was/is wrong with both the Ancient Greek and Current Western culture, that they would think of patricide, incest, and eventual suicide as one of the greatest stories ever written?

  • 1 decade ago

    All of them had ancestry elsewhere and their texts reflects this.Hence: How do the writers' works represent "backward glances" and politics of identity?

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