Oedipus, Seven Against Thebes & Medea
Oscar Wilde once said, "There are two tragedies in life. The first is not getting what you want. The second is getting what you want." This paradoxal statement, when examined, can be found to have some truth in almost everyone's life. It is particularly valid in the works Seven Against Thebes, Medea, and Oedipus The King. A closer look at these works will show how these two statements truly can
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by what he has done.
After throroughly examining three works which exemplify Oscar Wilde's
statement that, "There are two tragedies in life. The first is not getting what you want. The second is getting what you want," it has proved true in all three cases. Wilde's statement is seemingly pessimistic and paradoxal, but perhaps that is the truth of these great plays. All of them ended in tragedy no matter what the characters were given.