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Title: The Overseer of the Plague: Reading Oedipus Rex during COVID-19
Authors: Bilal, Maaz Bin
Keywords: COVID19
Oedipus Rex
Greek Tragedy
Issue Date: 20-Jun-2020
Publisher: Economic and Political Weekly.
Citation: Bilal, Maaz Bin (2020) The Overseer of the Plague: Reading Oedipus Rex during COVID-19. Economic and Political Weekly. Vol. 55, Issue No. 25, 20
Abstract: A critical reading of the Greek tragedy Oedipus Rex with a focus on the protagonist as a ruler overseeing a city under a plague, is illuminating for our times. The role and responsibility displayed by Oedipus can be compared and contrasted with the performance of the major political leaders of our own contemporary world during the COVID-19 pandemic. Civic duty and the sovereign’s responsibility towards their people during the crisis are examined.
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