Movie: Oedipus at Colonus [1984] Movie: Oedipus at Colonus [1984]

Movie: Oedipus at Colonus [1984] Movie: Oedipus at Colonus [1984]

Chorus:
A man who is desperate for long life and will willingly prolong his grief for more than a man's span of years is a fool to his last breath. For what does old age bring but biting pains and bitter tears and pleasures few and decreased? Later or sooner, the same death, not with marriage songs but funeral weeping, delivers us all to the earth. Not to be born is best. Or being born to waste no time in lingering, but return to the dark: our beginning and end. Youth soon passes like a carnival of frivolity. Horror and pain follow behind realities bleak and inescapable. Greed, envy, rapine, civil war and carnage: old age only increases the torment. Short of friends and breath, you struggle on towards the last crisis.

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Oedipus:
Antigone, your father is old and blind.

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Ismene:
He had daughters to ease his pain. Fatherless, unprotected, who will care for our suffering?

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Oedipus:
Only the gods escape the penalties of age and death. Time undermines everything. Nothing can stop the inevitable process of decay. The earth itself is eroded. The bodies of men wither, shrink and die. Good faith dies, too, and lies bear fruit and flourish. Between friend and friend, feelings slowly change, and between cities, too. Distrust grows. Love turns to hate, hate to love. And all joy in the passing of time becomes sorrow. It's fare-well and love between you and Thebes, not a cloud in sight. But time has an infinity of days and nights to live through yet. And the slightest pretext one day will be more than enough to cut down friendship with whole regiments of swords. I shall be long in my grave sleeping, a forgotten corpse. But it is then that my cold body will drink their hot blood.

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Chorus:
What the gods decree must be endured by the best of daughters. When grief blazes up like a firebrand, it leaves only ashes. Your sufferings are not the worst.

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