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  • Two Characters Creon And Oedipus Share
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    Creon and Oedipus What leads a great man to his downfall The answer is pride, or hubris. Pride crushes leaders, destroys cities, demolishes states, and annihilates countries. In the plays ANTIGONE and OEDIPUS THE KING, the same flaw crumbles the two leaders. The two kings of Thebes, Creon and Oedipus, come to their demise because of the same tragic flaw they share, pride. The two characters Creon and Oedipus share many similarities, such as their tragic flaw and their downfall due to their pride...
  • Oedipus The King By Sophocles
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    Essay- Oedipus the King by Sophocles According to Aristotle, the protagonist in a tragedy must have a tragic flaw that ultimately becomes the cause of his ruin. Oedipus in Oedipus the King by Sophocles tragic flaw that caused his downfall was his pride. Three examples of when Oedipus' pride got the better of him were: when he left his adopted parents in Cornith, the second is when he goes against Creon, and the third is when Oedipus is demanding that the messenger tell him all he knows about who...
  • Oedipus's Flaw
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    Tragic flaw is a characteristic that is said to not only lead to the hero's demise but may also enable the reader to sympathize with the character. So it follows that in Oedipus the King, a Greek tragedy, the tragic hero Oedipus should have some sort of flaw. However, after close examination of the text, no distinguishable "flaw" is revealed. Although Oedipus appears to have many "flaws" on the surface, namely his poor temperament, carelessness, curiosity and pride, close examination of the text...
  • Oedipus Parents
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    King Oedipus Excessive Pride Theban play of Oedipus the King talks about one of the Greek tragedies like the Odyssey. Oedipus is the tragic hero of this story that cursed till death to suffer greatly with the knowledge that he married his mother, and killed his father. He ranks himself as a god like being, when he said "children", addressing the people of Thebes means that he thinks he is above the people in some way. Every Tragic hero has a flaw, Oedipus' tragic flaw is his excessive pride. Oed...
  • Othello And Oedipus
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    Is Too Much Pride Bad for Your Health? In literature, the tragic heroes Oedipus and Othello allow the pride they have to cause their own demise by putting too much emphasis on the lives they have created for themselves. Oedipus, who blinds himself after finding out he has killed his birth father and married his birth mother, refuses to believe he has truly fulfilled his fate because he is so proud of what he has accomplished since he left Corinth. Othello demonstrates his pride by believing that...
  • Oedipus Pride
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    Oedipus Rex A Man of Many Traits All characters in pieces of English literature portray their own character traits which makes them and the story what they are. In Sophocles's renowned play Oedipus Rex there is no exception when it comes to the main character Oedipus. From the beginning until the end Oedipus piety, confidence, and reason are portrayed allowing everyone to see his positive side. These traits however are taken over respectively by impiety, passion and a lack of confidence. These n...
  • King Laios And Oedipus
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    Oedipus The King: Existence of Man Since the beginning of time, man has used various methods on which to pass down stories, beliefs, and myths which explain different aspects of life. From oral tradition, to pictographs, to clay tablets, and onto paper, all compose the world of literature. Literature has always been an infinite realm of ideas, morals, and trains of thought. Although the sphere of literature is encircled with extreme diversity of thought, its core is focused on one theme: man. Al...
  • Fate In Oedipus The King
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    Oedipus the King by Sophocles is about Oedipus, a man doomed by his fate. Like most tragedies, 'Oedipus the King'; contains a tragic hero, a heroic figure unable to escape his / her own doom. This tragic hero usually has a hamartia or a tragic flaw which causes his / hers ' downfall. The tragic flaw that Sophocles gives Oedipus is hubris (exaggerated pride or self-confidence), which is what caused Oedipus to walk right into the fate he sought to escape. Pride like that of Oedipus had been the do...
  • Oedipus Pride
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    Man is composed of many different characteristics: some may be a positive influence on his personage, while others have obvious negative impacts. Yet, sometimes a potentially positive characteristic may cause his eventual downfall. This concept can be directly related to the story of Oedipus. Aristotle stated, 'the tragic hero falls into bad fortune because of some flaw in his character of the kind found in men of high reputation and good fortune such as Oedipus. ' ; Essentially, he is telling u...
  • My Own Theory About Oedipus The King
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    Oedipus the King is perhaps one of the most famous and influential of Sophocles' plays. It is a tragic play which focuses on the discovery by Oedipus that he has killed his father and married his mother. On the surface of this drama there is, without a doubt, a tone of disillusionment. Throughout the play we find that Oedipus, the protagonist of this Greek tragedy, is tested by life in a number of ways. To those in Athens who watched the performance of Oedipus the King, Oedipus appeared to be th...
  • Tiresias Surrenders To Oedipus's Tubbornness
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    According to Aristotle's Poetics, a tragic hero can be hindered by hamartia which leads to his downfall. In Oedipus the King, a tragic play written by Sophocles shows King Oedipus as having many flaws that fall under the umbrella of hamartia including: stubbornness, madnness, and pride that soon lead to his utimate demise. Oedipus brandishes an attitude of stubbornness throughout the play. Oedipus's tubbornness is revealed early in the play when Tiresias, a prophet of Apollo, advises Oedipus to ...
  • Oedipus Pride As A Hero
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    Oedipus Sophocles is perhaps one of the greatest tragedians ever. Sophocles said that a man should never consider himself fortunate unless he can look back on his life and remember that life without pain. For Oedipus Rex, looking back is impossible to do without pain. This pain stems from his prideful life. Oedipus is aware that he alone is responsible for his actions. Oedipus freely chooses to pursue and accept his own life's destruction. Even though fate victimizes Oedipus, he is a tragic figu...

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