Lord of the Flies

by William Golding

The Hired Girl

Laura Amy Schlitz

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Theme 2: Oedipus Rex

Oedipus Rex

Sophocles, 430*
Famous for: Twisted family relationships and some stomach-turning eye-gouging.

Don’t shun theme number two just because it sound like the stuff of Harry Potter and other fantasies. In Sophocles’ day, prophecy was legit. And believe it or not, Sophocles’ theme about prophecy is still legit today. We’ll prove it to you—in 60 seconds.

 

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