Instructions: Complete a Close Reading of Sophocles’ Oedipus the King. Next, wri

Instructions: Complete a Close Reading of Sophocles’ Oedipus the King. Next, write a 4-5 page essay in response to the question below. The paper must make clear use of paragraphing and in-text citations, following MLA guidelines. Research material may be used only as supporting evidence for main points in your paper and must be properly documented following MLA style, on the Works Cited page. Limit: 2 research sources.
QUESTION: In Sophocles’ Oedipus the King, how does Oedipus’s character seem to deteriorate as the play progresses? Who or what is responsible for the tragedy that befalls him? Use details from the play and quotations as evidence for your main points.
THE BOOK THAT IS USED IN THIS CLASS: The Norton Anthology: World Literature: Beginnings to 1650. Volumes A&C. Fourth edition. Martin Puchner
NOTE:
You must go beyond the traditional 5 paragraph essay.
Have a clear introduction with a clear thesis statement to support your paper. Add a final concluding paragraph that speaks to the importance or value of reading the play, today.
Draw evidence from each episode in the play; use quotations and add line citations.
Use research only as supporting evidence for main points in your paper.
Add a final page showing Works Cited: Cite the class anthology, the text you are discussing, and any research you use.

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