Abstract: In Oedipus Rex, Sophocles builds a whole plot based on something well known by everyone at that time, and we may say that it is still well known. Thus, this something remains unsaid in the play. The question of the Sphinx has this quality – namely, it is well known by everybody so it can allow itself to remain unuttered.
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