Oedipus Rex Critical Lens Quotes

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O god- All come true, all burst to light! O light--now let me look my last on you! I stand revealed at last- Cursed in my birth, cursed in my marriage, Cursed in the lives I cut down with these hands” (Light vs. Dark in Oedipus). This quote spoke by Oedipus clearly states he did not know thyself. Oedipus throughout the play’s central problem is he does not know thyself, it is clear Oedipus was ignorant to the prophecy he would kill his father and marry his mother. His ignorance to the situation and disbelief or his excessive pride in himself caused a tremendous tragedy of Oedipus which this man did truly not deserve this fateful tragedy. The quote revealed above truly states the fact Oedipus did not know his self. Oedipus over time his hubris

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