idol hands.

idol hands will be the death of man
lets make posts haste
learning from each other, through interaction
truly is a noble experience

i look forward to hearing from all my quitting classmates

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About Alex Mueller

Alex Mueller can be found running and cycling the streets and suburbs of Boston, taking long sojourns in rare book archives whenever he can. He teaches English at UMass Boston, serves as Book Review Editor for Arthuriana, and writes about digital pedagogy, open access publishing, and medieval literature.

3 thoughts on “idol hands.

  1. Odepus’s fate shows a downfall as a consequence of the fulfillment of the prophecy about his killing his father and marrying his mother. When I read about Odepus’ trying to prove the prophecy wrong but with the miserable result that he winds up fulfilling it, I felt that people’s fate is at times invariably predetermined and that they are utterly powerless to even attempt to escape disaster. The tragedy in this story involves Odepus’ family at a time when he was in the prime of his life. He usurps his father’s position by proclaiming himself a king, and then turns out to be a killer with the disastrous consequence that his family’s lineage is completely destroyed. The deaths and ardent struggle among family members equally depicts one of humanity’s classic tragedies.

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