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OEDIPUS THE KING
Many people may think that the play, "Oedipus," is not a sucessful
transformation from the original play to the film and I think differently about the
transformation between the written play and the film. I feel that the
transformation was sucessful and three reasons to prove my statement are, the
plot, the emotional impact of the original play to the film, and finally the theme.
First of all, I thought the plot was a very well done transformation because
the play between the original and the film both have the same plot even though
the film was preformed to be in modern day society. For example, if you were to
watch the film and read the play after one another, you will see that the plot of the
written play and the film are both the same except in different time zones.
Secondly, the emotional impact of the original play to the film had both
strong feelings which made me think it was very sucessful because as I read the
play when Oedipus finds out he married his own mother and murdered his own
father which lead him figuring out that the prophies came true. I felt katharies for
Oedipus and even in the play when that sceene came up, I felt almost the same
feeling for Oedipus.
Last of all, the theme of the play in the film still kept the same theme as in
the written play. An example is, in the written play, the Oracle at Del phi said that
all these prophies would come true and fate lead Oedipus to make these prophics
came true. As in the film, it was the same theme and both plays were on fate.
In Conclusion, I feel that the transformation from the original play to the
film was sucessful by the three reasons I have already explained which were, the
plot, the emotional impact of the original play to the file, and the theme.
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