Sophocles Oedipus rex: as a tool of understanding human psychology

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Sophocles' universal classic, ever relevant to psychoanalysis in its continual development,
dramatizes a gamut of psychodynamic factors, starting from the pre‐Oedipal to the Oedipal and
post‐Oedipal. Shedding light on those psychodynamics, the current analysis of Oedipus rex
character stands apart in three interlocking ways. First, it focuses nearly exclusively on the play's
text and not on the broader Oedipal myth in classical times. Secondly, supported a detailed
examination of the initial Greek text, including all‐important signifiers, it uncovers such
elements because the previously neglected extensiveness of Sophocles' erotically charged
language and also the suggestiveness of his apparent, though conflict‐laden tautologies. Thirdly,
the study at hand deepens moreover as harmonizes a psychoanalytic approach to Oedipus
character with the orientation of classicists who are used to emphasize the very role of the
divinity that's usually downplayed by psychoanalysts. A hermeneutic integration of the
classicists' outlook on grandiose hubris involves an appreciation of the role of the best ego,
especially at the play's ending, which classicists have attended to only within the comparatively
recent past and which has been nearly totally disregarded in psychoanalytic literatureSophocles' universal classic, ever relevant to psychoanalysis in its continual development,
dramatizes a gamut of psychodynamic factors, starting from the pre‐Oedipal to the Oedipal and
post‐Oedipal. Shedding light on those psychodynamics, the current analysis of Oedipus rex
character stands apart in three interlocking ways. First, it focuses nearly exclusively on the play's
text and not on the broader Oedipal myth in classical times. Secondly, supported a detailed
examination of the initial Greek text, including all‐important signifiers, it uncovers such
elements because the previously neglected extensiveness of Sophocles' erotically charged
language and also the suggestiveness of his apparent, though conflict‐laden tautologies. Thirdly,
the study at hand deepens moreover as harmonizes a psychoanalytic approach to Oedipus
character with the orientation of classicists who are used to emphasize the very role of the
divinity that's usually downplayed by psychoanalysts. A hermeneutic integration of the
classicists' outlook on grandiose hubris involves an appreciation of the role of the best ego,
especially at the play's ending, which classicists have attended to only within the comparatively
recent past and which has been nearly totally disregarded in psychoanalytic literature
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Philo, D (2020). Sophocles Oedipus rex: as a tool of understanding human psychology. Afribary.com: Retrieved December 04, 2020, from https://afribary.com/works/sophocles-oedipus-rex-as-a-tool-of-understanding-human-psychology

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Dias, Philo. "Sophocles Oedipus rex: as a tool of understanding human psychology" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 29 Jun. 2020, https://afribary.com/works/sophocles-oedipus-rex-as-a-tool-of-understanding-human-psychology . Accessed 04 Dec. 2020.

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Dias, Philo. "Sophocles Oedipus rex: as a tool of understanding human psychology". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 29 Jun. 2020. Web. 04 Dec. 2020. < https://afribary.com/works/sophocles-oedipus-rex-as-a-tool-of-understanding-human-psychology >.

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Dias, Philo. "Sophocles Oedipus rex: as a tool of understanding human psychology" Afribary.com (2020). Accessed December 04, 2020. https://afribary.com/works/sophocles-oedipus-rex-as-a-tool-of-understanding-human-psychology