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1 PERMEATING EFFECTS OF RELIGION. When comparing the two works "Oedipus the king" by Sophocles and Henrik Ibsens "Ghosts", it is at first hard to believe that they have anything in common. But when performing a deeper study of the plays, one will find at least one common topic. The permeation in society of religion. I will in this essay thus try to show how religion permeates society in the Greek tragedy "Oedipus the King" by …

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…always be an important part of life, even if its forms one meets will vary as much as time and fashion does. But a society without common norms and guidelines I believe would be one of a weaker sense, with much internal fighting and disputes. WORKS USED AS REFERENCE: 1: Henrik Ibsen "Ghosts" Methuen Student Editions of 1985. ISBN: 0-413-54460-5 2: Sophocles "Oedipus the King" Oxford University Press of 1988 ISBN: 0-19-505493-8 1 Page 85, lines 1730 to 1738