How can I relate Oedipus the King to something current?

I am writing an essay on Oedipus the King and I have to relate it to something current but I cannot think of anything. Please help :)

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5 Answers to “How can I relate Oedipus the King to something current?”

  1. constrainment says:


  2. roumain says:

    he would one day murder his father and sleep with his mother…(Sounds like a Jerry Springer episode)

  3. Nubian says:

    Do you have to relate it to the exact story? Maybe you can choose an overall theme of Oedipus like love or betrayal. If I remember correctly he killed his father and married his mom right? In this day and age, that would be cause for a lot of drama and media attention. This may be far reaching but the first thing that comes to mind is the Tiger Woods scandal. Maybe you can find a connection there. Hope this helps!

  4. oversparred says:

    You could always default to a very broad response, like, “Oedipus Rex relates to every family’s struggle to fully communicate and understand each other.” This is kinda really nonspecific, but hey, i think it works! Hope it helps! Good luck with your paper!

  5. adoptative says:

    hillbillies. they also have sex with their mothers.