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Published on Feb 28, 2010
"Oedipus Rex" by Sophocles: Theme 2. Overview & Analysis | 60second Recap® by Jenny Sawyer http://goo.gl/DuWUTD Let's get right to it. Sophocles' second theme can be summed up in one word: Prophecy. To be honest, 60sR winces when 2000 year old epic poems wheel that old trope onto the stage. Then again, it worked for "Harry Potter," right? And in Sophocles' day, prophecy was not just, well, legit: It was pretty much all they had! And believe it or not, Sophocles' theme about prophecy is still legit today. We'll prove it to you—in this 60second Recap®.