Write a 4- page essay on one of the following prompts 1. How is Oedipus favored by the gods? What can he see? What does he know? How is he beneficial to both Thebes and Colonus? 2. How are the eyes an important role in both Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus? 3. Which gods are presented/ named/ called upon in Oedipus the King? Which are in Oedipus at Colonus? Research these gods. Give a brief summary of these gods. How are they necessary to both plays? How do their characteristics relate to the themes and/ or tone/ mood of the plays? 4. How does the tone and/ or mood relate to the symbols and/ or themes in Oedipus at Colonus? 5. How does the tone and/ or mood relate to the symbols and/ or themes in Oedipus the King? 6. Reflect on the character of Polyneices. Based on his actions presented in the plays, analyze Polyneices as a son, a brother, a ruler, and in general, as a person. For example, do you think he really was remorseful for abandoning his father and sisters when they needed him most? Also, analyze his relationship between him and his brother Eteocles. 7. Reflect on Antigone. Describe her character. What significance does she bring to the play? 8. What do the plays Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus suggest about royalty, nobility, or political families? 9. What does the play Oedipus at Colonus suggest about gender roles during that time? Do the characters- namely Oedipus’ children- comply with gender roles or oppose them? 10. In general, what do the plays Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus suggest about family relationships? 11. "Oedipus complex" is an expression based off of the play Oedipus the King. Define what this expression means, briefly research the psychoanalytic theory, and analyze how the expression derives from the play. How did this expression become so conventional? (This essay topic involves some research.) 12. Choose one or both of the plays and research the times in which they were written. How does the history of Sophocles’ time reflect his works? How are history and literature connected? 13. How is the chorus significant to both Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus? Who is the chorus supposed to represent? How does that relate to both ancient Greece and citizens of today? (May require a little research regarding the political system of ancient Greece). 14. Give a timeline of Oedipus’ life. How has he matured and/ or changed? 15. Reflect on Laius, Oedipus, and Polyneices. How are they similar? How are they different? What does their relationships suggest about father/ son relationships or family relationships in general? 16. Is Oedipus’ outcome destined by fate or is his cursed life written by his own hand? Support ideas based off of the play. 17. Research Greek mythology, its practices, and the cultural significance of mythology in Ancient Greece. Were they properly represented in the Theban plays? Please be advised that these are analytical prompts, not responses nor summaries. Therefore, the ma.