Beth tries really hard not to sing that excellent Tom Lehrer song as she once again talks about that boy who loved his mother.
- How would you describe Oedipus’s character in this telling?
- Which version of the plot do you prefer? Sophocles or Seneca? Why?
- What does Seneca have to say about fate?
- Do you find the characters in this play to be “stock characters” or are they more well-rounded than that? Why?
- Retell this version of the myth from Jocasta’s point of view.