FAGLES OEDIPUS PDF

FAGLES OEDIPUS PDF

SOPHOCLES THE THREE THEBAN PLAYS ANTIGONE • OEDIPUS THE KING OEDIPUS AT COLONUS TRANSLATED BY ROBERT FAGLES. Plot summaries and analysis of Sophocles’ play Oedipus Rex. the translation by Robert Fagles The Three Theban Plays: Antigone; Oedipus the King; Oedipus . Robert Fagles. Introduction and notes by Bernard Knox. New York: Viking Press, PP. $ Oedipus the King. Trans. Stephen Berg and Diskin Clay.

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No man will ever be. My father — how can my father equal nothing? Why so anxious, startled? A vagabond, scraping for wages messenger: But you gave him to this old man — why? I charge you, then, submit to that decree you just laid down.

So, you mock my blindness? The best solution to the oracle, the riddle posed by god — we should look for that. I wish you had never known. And you, his wife. But my two daughters, my poor helpless girls, clustering at our table, never without me hovering near them.

Such compassion, 1 loyal to the last. That day you learn the truth about your marriage, the wedding-march that sang you into your halls, the lusty voyage home to the fatal harbor!

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Then how could he love me so?

No sir, another shepherd passed you on to me. Listen to me and learn some peace of mind: You pray to the gods?

Let me have it from your lips. More hated by the gods?

The Three Theban Plays

Much as you want. Your words are nothing — futile. Rescue yourself, your city, rescue me — rescue everything infected by the dead. So I honor my obligations: I shudder at the sight.

Full text of “Oedipus Rex”

Even if I shroud it all in silence. He is the plague, the heart of our corruption, as Apollo’s oracle has just revealed to me. But mother lives, so for all your reassurances I live in fear, 1 must. Or are you tempting me to talk? You did, you forced me, twisted it out of me. If you are the man he says you are, believe me, you were bom for pain. Tell me, when did you ever prove faglss a prophet? For a man to help others with all his gifts and native strength: Apollo, friends, Apollo — he ordained my agonies — these, my pains on pains!

She was afraid — frightening prophecies. Then why did he call me his son? A herdsman, were you? Does anyone know that herdsman, the one he mentioned? His son, they said it was — his son! oedkpus

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Oedipus the King (text) Fagles translation

Take me away, far, far from Thebes, quickly, cast me away, my friends — this great murderous ruin, this man cursed to heaven, the man the deathless gods hate most of all! You oediphs, have you lost all respect for human feelings? And you got your name from that misfortune too. What outrage — you spurn the city!

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I will say no more. Oh no, not that, you pure and awesome gods, never let me see that dayl Let me slip g from the world of men, vanish without a trace before I see myself stained with such corruption, stained to the heart. Your ankles were pinned together. What are you saying? You criticize my temper.

I say you are the murderer you hunt. Brush them from your mind. Pitiful, you suffer so, you understand so much. Your doom is clear: