Examples Of Arrogance In Oedipus The King

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Said to be “the perfect tragedy,” Oedipus captures the emotions of pity and fear revolving around the protagonist as he uncovers the truth that leads to his downfall. Oedipus Rex, the protagonist, is the current King of Thebes after saving the city from the Sphinx. However, Thebes encounters another crises and once again Oedipus needs to save the city from disaster. Yet, his hubris personality and determination are the flaws that prevent him from making rational decisions as he looks for the murderer of the former king. The events that occur during the play demonstrates the irony Sophocles incorporates to emphasize the fall and arrogance of Oedipus. Irony can be seen throughout the whole plotline, and in the events before that comes to the

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