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Comparison of Oedipus and Moses


            Oedipus the King was written by Sophocles who was the playwright around .
             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 .
             kingdom.
             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 .
             that they both were heroes, having self-confident and intelligent. Oedipus .
             freed Thebes from the sphinx by solving the riddle, something nobody else .


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