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The Tragedies of Sophocles$
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James Morwood

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781904675716

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781904675716.001.0001

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Oedipus at Colonus

Oedipus at Colonus

The journey's end

(p.75) Chapter 8 Oedipus at Colonus
The Tragedies of Sophocles

James Morwood

Liverpool University Press

This chapter explores how Sophocles ended Oedipus' journey in his tragedy Oedipus at Colonus. It states that according to the play, Oedipus' death was to serve as a blessing, which suggests that Sophocles himself expressed his gratitude to Colonus, his hometown. Though Sophocles gave closure to Oedipus, the stories of the people around him did not end at the play, as his sons were still embroiled in a war that would bring ruin to them both.

Keywords:   tragedy, Oedipus at Colonus, Oedipus, Sophocles, Colonus

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