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Comparison of Oedipus and Moses

Oedipus the King was written by Sophocles who was the playwright around

430 BC. A tragedy, Oedipus was the main character and was a tragic man.

EXDOUS was written by Moses about 1000 BC. The writer was also the

protagonist. The two works were written during two different time periods,

in two different places, and were different kinds of literature. They contain

many familiarities and different in the manner.

Oedipus the King is a tragic play. It tells a story about the fate of the main

character, Oedipus. He was the child of Jocasta and King of Laius. When

he was born, he was cursed by the gods that he would kill his father and

marry his mother because his mother, Jocasta was a blasphemer, an atheist.

So, he was taken to the mountain by a Shepard to be killed. But the Shepard

had mercy on him, did not kill him. At last, the curse came true just as the

gods said, led Oedipus to the tragic end.

EXDOUS, compared with Oedipus the king is a comedy. The main

character, Moses was born in a slave family and happened to grow up as a

prince in Egypt. After he had grown up and realized his real status, he

watched his own people, Hebrew at their hard labor. The Israelites groaned

in their slavery and cried out, their cry for help went up to God. God looked

on them and was concerned about them. So the Lord gave Moses the power

to lead Israelites out of Egypt and stopped their suffering and had their own

Oedipus and Moses are very similar in some aspects and also quite different

in others. The first similarity is that they both were princes. Oedipus was the

adopted son of Polybus and Merope, the King Queen of Corinth. His real

parents were Laius and Jocasta, King and Queen of Thebes. Moses wasn’t

of noble birth but he adopted by Pharaoh’s daughter. Another similarity is

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