Sophocles? Oedipus and Shakespeare’s Hamlet

This papers compares psychological the tragic heroes of Sophocles? Oedipus and Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

Sophocles? Oedipus and Shakespeare’s Hamlet have much in common. Both plays deal with corruption in the state, incest, and the psychological torments of the two men Oedipus and Hamlet–who must set things right. By pursuing the corruption that threatens the destruction of each of their states so relentlessly, both Oedipus and Hamlet are destroyed. And they both undergo the psychological tortures of the damned as they fulfill their destinies on the road to the truth. Neither Oedipus nor Hamlet can escape the fate that the gods have decreed for them. It is their destiny to cleanse the state at the expense of their own existence.

Before his birth, Oedipus is fated to kill his father and marry his mother.

Knowing this destiny, his parents intend to have Oedipus killed but a shepherd saves him and he goes to …
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