This essay will focus on a theme the primary idea or underlying meaning a writer explores in a literary work that may be conveyed through the characters, setting, dialogue, plot, or a combination of all of these elements.
Choose one theme in Oedipus, the King or Antigone to explore your understanding of the way the unfolding tragedy is influenced by the main idea. Thematic suggestions include but are not limited to:
Oedipus, the King:
Free Will vs. The Role of Fate
Ignorance or Blindness
Excessive Pride or Hubris
In Search of the Truth Secrets and Lies
Self-Discovery or True Identity
Cite evidence from the text.