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The Infernal Machine by Jean Cocteau (Book Analysis): Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide

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The Infernal Machine by Jean Cocteau is a sometimes comical, often tragic play, in which he revisits the Ancient myth of Oedipus, parodying some parts, including references to psychoanalysis and Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and highlighting the inescapable quality of the bitter fate awaiting the protagonists. 

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• Key themes and symbols
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