The Compare And Contrast Of Oedipus And Hamlet

Similarly, Hamlet's uncle, Claudius who also kill's the former king, by pouring poison "in the PorchesaE of his ears while he lay asleep in the garden (1.5.63). Then marries the queen, Gertrude, being the mother of Hamlet: Hamlet states, " the funeral baked meatsDid coldly furnish forth the marriage tablesaE (1.2. 180-81). Here, Hamlet is saying that the food that was served at his father's funeral was still fresh enough to serve at his mother and uncle's wedding, indicating their wedding was too soon after the death of the king. Although Oedipus and Jocasta's marriage was incestuous, they did not know that the prophecies were true. Oedipus tells Jocasta, "He said that I would be my Mother's lover, show offspring to mankind they could not look at, and be his

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