Review: Oedipus Rex


Oedipus Rex
Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another year of reading Oedipus Rex with my AP Literature and Composition students. As always, the play was a hit. Who can resist a story about a dude icing his daddy and making babies with his mama? The kids’ favorite line is always the one about Jocasta being a “twice-plowed field.”

If you’re looking for modern subtle storytelling, you probably won’t like this. But if you want a seminal Greek drama that gets right to the point and will make you think about fate and free will, this is just about as good as it’s gonna get.

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