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Oedipus Rex

What is the opposite of 'Oedipus Rex'?

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September 19, 2009 7:13AM

The play 'Oedipus at Colonus' is the opposite of 'Oedipus Rex'. The play 'Oedipus Rex' deals with Theban King Oedipus' rise to, and subsequent fall from, personal happiness and professional success. The play 'Oedipus at Colonus' deals with the King's humiliating, miserable time of exile and his ultimate return to favor with gods and mortals.