Jocasta


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Jocasta

(jōkăs`tə): see OedipusOedipus
, in Greek legend, son of Laius, king of Thebes, and his wife, Jocasta. Laius had been warned by an oracle that he was fated to be killed by his own son; he therefore abandoned Oedipus on a mountainside.
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Jocasta

unknowingly marries her son, Oedipus. [Gk. Lit.: Oedipus Rex]
See: Incest

Jocasta

commits suicide when she realizes she has married son, Oedipus. [Gk. Lit.: Oedipus Rex]
See: Remorse
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Jocasta having delved into her past, Oedipus exhumes his own as the play's longest single speech recounts his reaction years ago upon receiving his oracle, this time the full complex of parricide and incest.
When identifying herself, Jocasta mentions that her name was given to her by her father, without inquiring further into this (10-13).
In this case, too, fearing he might be proved a regicide, Oedipus may have fretfully inferred that the company's lead traveler was a "herald" because Jocasta had herself specifically recalled one in Laius's entourage.
Unsure of his ability to solve his mysterious problems on his own, Jocasta decides that she must pray on his behalf, a role that the Hebrew Bible ordinarily accords to mothers like Yocheved and Hannah.
Jocasta, esposa e mãe de Édipo, também aparece na peça como fonte de elucidação diante da busca de Édipo por respostas.
The latter carries away Freud's father and then returns bearing Jocasta and Oedipus's children, including his later-to-be-famous daughter, Antigone.
In the private horror of the Greek story Oedipus, by his incest and parricide, loses the power to make meaning when he loses his power to name Jocasta, their children, even himself in his relationship to them:
An "Interior Finishings" shop carries "Paint Magic" by Jocasta Innes with instruction on how to refinish furniture and create distinct wall treatments with faux finishes, paint washes and stencils.
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