Edited by Rosario López Gregoris and Cristóbal Macías Villalobos
[IVITRA Research in Linguistics and Literature 23] 2020
► pp. 129–141
Oedipus in Manhattan
From Sophocles to Woody Allen
Ductility is a characteristic of myth: provided that its fixed core isn’t altered, every kind of transformation is possible within it. Thus, the well-known oedipian myth in Sophocles’ version can be traced with changes in Woody Allen’s Oedipus rex. Perhaps because it belongs to the film New York Stories this version has been unregarded by critics. The wicked Greek hero becomes another wicked one: the Jew.