Sophocles' Oedipus the King and Antigone


Know “Oedipus the King” and its sequel “Antigone” by Sophocles.

– After you have read both plays, provide three (3) full pages of discussion specifically on the personal characteristics of Oedipus in Oedipus the

King and Creon in Antigone (NOT Creon in Oedipus the King) that lead to each character’s downfall. Include an equal amount of discussion on both

characters as well as both literary works. The length of your paper should be three (3) full pages with DOUBLE SPACING.

– In addition to your discussion on Oedipus in Oedipus the King and Creon in Antigone, select one point of criticism on each of the two characters from

each source (to be posted soon) for this assignment. This means you must include a total of four (4) points of criticism. You MUST PARAPHRASE the

information you borrow from the two sources. DO NOT QUOTE FROM THE CRITICAL SOURCES.
Include PARENTHETICAL DOCUMENTATION along with each of your four points of criticism. This ensures that the author of each borrowed idea will receive

credit for his or her idea(s).
You may use Purdue OWL: MLA Formatting and Style Guide (online guide) to correctly document the sources in your paper. Right click below to access this


Guidelines for Paper 2
Include a minimum of 6 well-structured paragraphs in your three pages of discussion.
Write in 3rd person.
Use present tense to discuss literary work(s), but past tense to discuss author(s).
Include title(s) and author(s) in the introduction.
The thesis must be the last sentence in your introduction.
Your topic sentence must be the first sentence in each body paragraph.
Include a minimum of 7-8 well-structured sentences in the introduction and in each body paragraph.
Include a minimum of three (3) sentences in the conclusion.
Use Times New Roman with 12 font size.