The Three Theban Plays: Antigone; Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles

The Three Theban Plays: Antigone; Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus

Penguin Classics

Sophocles with Robert Fagles (Translator)

fiction classics play challenging dark reflective fast-paced

430 pages

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The heroic Greek dramas that have moved theatergoers and readers since the fifth century B.C. Towering over the rest of Greek tragedy, the three plays that tell the story of the fated Theban royal family--Antigone, Oedipus the King and Oedipus at ...
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Moods

dark 94%
emotional 61%
tense 50%
reflective 38%
sad 38%
challenging 27%
adventurous 22%
informative 11%
mysterious 11%
funny 5%
inspiring 5%

Pace

fast 55%
medium 33%
slow 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 58% | A mix: 25% | N/A: 8% | Plot: 8%

Strong character development?

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Loveable characters?

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Diverse cast of characters?

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Flaws of characters a main focus?

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