Oedipus The King Research Paper

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Oedipus The King by Sophocles is a tragedy that was first preformed about 429 BC. Oedipus The King tells the story of Oedipus, a man who is the king og Thebes. Oedipus has a prophecy he is fulfilling unittingly that he would kill his father and marry his mother. The play is an exmaple of a classic tragedy, notably containing an emphasis on Oedipus's own faults contribute to his downfall. Oediopus, at the beginning of the play, is characterized as a hero who delievered Thebes from the terror of the Sphinx. In the story, there are many themes presented, but one that stands out the most is fate. Fate is a theme that often occurs in Greek writing. Are people truly responsible for thier actions? The acient Greeks of divine acknowledged the role of fate as a reality outside the individual that determined a persons life. Fate could be the will of the gods, an unstoppable reality.…show more content…
Confident that he will find the murderer, he searches for the solution. Oedipus's self-assurance will help him in the same way he enjoyed when he answered the riddle of Sphinix. Oedipus was over confident that he will be fine, but his own fate blinded him and he began to fall at the end. Making Oedipus the victim, rather then the conquerer if his fate. Soon Oedipus's character changed to a man of

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