Oedipus the King

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In the play, Oedipus the King written by Sophocles, the protagonist Oedipus finds himself in many conflicts, most of which seem to be a result of a combination of the actions he took. The play addresses that Oedipus is his own worst enemy, who is too determined to find out who he is and too proud to listen to the Gods. He thinks he can get out of following through on his own fate. So, because of that he doomed himself.
Oedipus’ first reaction to rumors about his father not being his birth father lead him to overreact. With his determination to seek the truth behind his rumors, curiosity led him to Tiresias. Tiresias a blind prophet does nothing but state the truth to Oedipus and in return he receives insult, anger and disgust form Oedipus. The oracle stated that he was to murder his father and incest with his mother. The decision to leave Corinth and order were in full control by Oedipus, as his character propelled him behave in such a way. Which reveals how cowardly, pathetic, and foolish he is. During his journey, he unknowingly killed his father and married his mother shortly af...
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