Category: Drama

Oedipus Rex as Tragic Hero: Aristotle’s Views Rejected

Oedipus Rex as Tragic Hero: Aristotle’s Views Rejected

Aristotle ignored the concept of fate while saying that Oedipus Rex suffered due to hubris. He mistakenly considered Oedipus Rex an ideal tragic hero. While watching play, audience sees Oedipus Rex mere victim of circumstances. Oedipus Rex can only be called a perfect tragic hero if his actions are responsible for his sufferings and not his fate.

Oedipus Rex Characters: Major and Minor

Oedipus Rex Characters: Major and Minor

“Oedipus Rex” Major Characters:- Sophocles sketched major characters of Oedipus Rex very skillfully. There are four major characters in the play, which are:- Oedipus Rex (Protagonist of the play) Jocaste […]

Oedipus Rex Themes: Vision of Sophocles

Oedipus Rex Themes: Vision of Sophocles

Sophocles, shows the “relation of man with god”, thus, God Vs. Man, Pride, Intellectual blindness and discovery of truth are major themes of Oedipus Rex. Sophocles knew that well knitted themes of Oedipus Rex is main reason behind fame of this play.

Shakespeare as a universal poet

Shakespeare as a universal poet

Literature definitely has a universal appeal. It is universal, therefore, read and accepted by every person living anywhere around the globe.Religions, customs, social issues cannot interfere in literature if it […]

Elizabethan Drama

Elizabethan Drama

Renaissance was the period, which was evolved during the tenure of Elizabeth I. Literary prospect of this tenure is worth mentioning. Elizabethan period is famous and can be remembered because […]

It has been said that Shakespeare “lost the light-hearted gaity of his youth; where once he had laughed, he now, in his maturity, smiled pensively not without melancholy.”Discuss this statement in relation to Shakespeare’s play The Winter’s Tale.

It has been said that Shakespeare “lost the light-hearted gaity of his youth; where once he had laughed, he now, in his maturity, smiled pensively not without melancholy.”Discuss this statement in relation to Shakespeare’s play The Winter’s Tale.

Shakespeare’s plays can be divided into three categories;history,comedy and tragedy. “The Winter’s Tale” is a play, which is partial comedy and partial tragedy. Combination of both these genre is enough […]

Themes of “Waiting for Godot”

Themes of “Waiting for Godot”

Themes are important ingredient of a novel, play or poem. “Waiting for Godot” though has unclear themes yet every theme describes life from different perspectives. Its themes are very interesting. […]

Structure of “Waiting for Godot”

Structure of “Waiting for Godot”

“Waiting for Godot” does not follow the congenital play structure. It has no action which is soul of a tragedy (drama), therefore, it is entirely different from other plays.. Samuel […]