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  • Story Oedipus
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    Oedipus Rex In many plays a character has a misconception of his her self and / or his or her world. When this misconception is destroyed it can be a major turning point in the story. 'Oedipus Rex' by Sophocles is one such story. In the story Oedipus has such a misconception where he thinks he has a good life, but really his life is morally wrong. This contributes to the theme or themes of the play when they serve as the defining climax of the story. When the misconception is stopped Oedipus see...
  • The Selfishness Of Oedipus
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    'Selfishness is the greatest curse of the human race", as quoted by William E. Gladstone, supports my thought that selfishness is what causes most of our problems in the modern world. Currently, we are living in an era that is filled with much gluttony and selfishness. However, selfishness is a trait that all of us possess, but the amount of selfishness that we have can determine the type of person we are. For instance, parents should always put their children's needs before their own. Selfish p...
  • Her Father Oedipus And Brother Polynices
    594 words
    Anitgone, she poses great loyalty to both her father Oedipus, and brother Polynices. She tended though to show it much greater towards her father rather her brother. Antigone is both the daughter and sister to Oedipus. She along with her sister, Ise mene, have been caring for their father and tending to his every need since his exile from Thebes. She is viewed as being a brave young women. Faithfully she shows her loyalty and respect for her father by taking full responsibility for him. Anitgone...
  • Oedipus The King Ankle Theory
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    Oedipus the King 'Ankle Theory'; The classification of 'Oedipus the King'; as a tragedy requires it to meet certain criteria pertaining to the main character, Oedipus. Oedipus must have no control over the situation which he is in, he has to have been harmed by someone for doing nothing or doing what is just, and he must come to an end in which he is utterly lost, or dies without resolving the situation. I believe all three of these criteria can be found represented under a symbol, and that symb...
  • Evidence Of His Self Inflicted Downfall Oedipus
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    The tragic fall of Oedipus in Sophocles play "Oedipus Rex" is both self-inflicted and result of events drawn from his own destiny. First off early on in Oedipus' life his first deadly mistake towards succeeding his self-inflicted downfall was the murder of his father the former king. In a blind rage without any motive, he kills Liaus and his men at a rode crossing. Fate may have had led him to that point but it was his own rage that resulted in his biggest mistake. Further evidence of his self-i...
  • Oedipus Rex To His Own Demise
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    The story of Oedipus Rex is a classic example of a tragic hero. Oedipus is a hero who actively plays a large role in his own demise. This paper will take a look at how Oedipus Rex starred in his own demise, and what character flaws caused him to do so. It will also look at how the theme of the story (the battle of free will versus faith) may have been the biggest reason for Oedipus self-destruction. And finally, it will examine the possibility that Oedipus was not all responsible for the outcome...

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