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Oedipus Rex

Oedipus Rex

Author: Jonathan Davis

CCSS.9-10.R.1.3 - Identify Greek, Roman, and Norse mythology and use the knowledge to understand the origin and meaning of new words (e.g., the word narcissistic drawn from the myth of Narcissus and Echo).

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TED Ed - Oedipus Rex

Universal Narrative Structure and Themes

Source: “Why tragedies are alluring - David E. Rivas.” YouTube, uploaded by TED-Ed, 9 July 2015,

The Story of Oedipus Rex

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BBC Radio 4 - The Oedipus Complex and The Westermarck Effect

The Quick and Dirty Version

Source: “The Oedipus Complex” YOUTUBE, UPLOADED BY BBC Radio 4, 31 JULY 2015,

Freud Museum London - Psychoanalysis & The Oedipus Complex

What is the Oedipus Complex? (Detailed Version)

Source: “What is Psychoanalysis? Part 3: The Oedipus Complex” YOUTUBE, UPLOADED BY Freud Museum London, 9 Nov. 2015,

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