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Essay On Oedipus The King: Modern Day Hero

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There are many “heroes” that are similar to Oedipus, Oedipus and some “heroes” have downfalls in their lives. In the Oedipus the King throughout the story Oedipus falls in many different ways. Their is nothing Oedipus could have done to stop all of the down falls from happening because it was all in is prophet. An example of a modern day “hero” is Christopher Scott Kyle best known as Chris Kyle he is similar to Oedipus because Chris couldn't do anything about his fall (The death of him). Oedipus and Chris Kyle were both very popular people and did some very important things and they were looked up to as “heroes”. In the play, Oedipus the King at first Oedipus was saving everyone and stopping the Plague and helped everyone out, and by the middle/ end of the play he had his downfall and everything just hit him at once. Oedipus was a king of Thebes he did a lot of good thing for Thebes but he also did some bad things. Oedipus killed his father Laius he never knew that he killed him but he knew that he killed someone. Oedipus was suppose to be the one trying to find out who killed …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Compares oedipus and christopher scott kyle, who were popular people and did important things.
  • Analyzes how oedipus, a king of thebes, killed his father laius and ended up sleeping with his mother jocasta.
  • Explains that chris kyle was a united states navy seal and one of the best snipers around the world. his death was his only downfall.
  • Compares oedipus and chris kyle's downfalls because they could do anything about them. both were different but very similar.
  • Explains that oedipus and chris kyle had a huge impact on the world. some people may think they are similar because they couldn't do anything about their downfalls.

Both of their downfalls are similar because they could do anything about their downfalls. Oedipus couldn't do anything about his because his were all because of the prophets and Chris couldn't do anything about his death because he was shot at a shooting range by someone that he was teaching how to shoot. Oedipus and Chris downfall were still different but they were also very similar. Was Oedipus and Chris Kyle downfall similar? Some people may think they are but other may think different. Some may think they are similar because they couldn't do anything about their downfalls. Others may think that they aren't similar because Oedipus had a downfall and Chris Kyle had a death. Oedipus and Chris Kyle both had a huge impact on the

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