Sophocles Oedipus The King

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Sophocles, a distinguished and revered Greek author and playwright, through his literary work, “Oedipus Rex,” or, “the King”, chronicles the life of Oedipus and his battle against tragedy and fate. These two themes are very common in Greek literature, as one’s fate and destiny is ultimately dictated by the gods. The play questions the role that humans beings have with one another and with the gods. Throughout the play, Sophocles denounces the reputation of the gods by portraying them as evil and manipulative. He expresses this opinion through Oedipus character as one who rejects the power of the oracles and gods, and instead holds in high regard, the power of the truth. While the direct appearance of the gods do not take place in the play,
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