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    The Riddle of Life

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    direct to it when he pretends to not watch. A single word can describe my existence: Curiosity. Having been contained for the last seven and a half years, it is like a beast by educational policies. Once unleashed there is no way to stop it. A little riddle: 56784=4; 11111=0; 88811=6; 62257=1; 75213=? I have spend frustrating hours trying to find the right solution. I could have looked up the answer but I wanted to figure it out on my own. I wanted the challenge. That is why I want to be a Benjamin

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    The Riddle of the Sphinx The study of myths probably began in the 4th century. BC. when Euthemerus explained them as exaggerated adventures of historical individuals. The allegorical interpretation of myths , stemming from the 18th century study , says that at one time myths were invented by wise men to point out a truth, but after a time myths were taken literally. The linguistic corruption interpretation says that myths could be understood as allegory for events found in nature. The Jungians

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    Oedipus: Riddle of the Sphinx as a Metaphor of Life Oedipus Rex (the King), written by Sophocles, is the tragic play depicting the disastrous existence to which Oedipus, an Athenian, is 'fated' to endure. With a little help from the gods and the 'fated' actions and decisions of Oedipus, an almost unthinkable misfortune unfolds. Athenian perfection can consist of intelligence, self-confidence, and a strong will. Oedipus, the embodiment of such perfection, and his tragedy are common place to Athenians

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    A Crossing of Old and New: Riddle 55 of the Exeter Book I saw in the hall, where heroes drank, carried onto the floor a wondrous woodtree of four kinds and wound gold, cunningly fastened treasure, and part of silver 5 and the sign of the cross, which He raised the ladder for us to heaven before He stormed the city of the inhabitants of hell. I can easily tell before noblemen the origin of this tree: there was maple and oak and the hard yew 10 and the dark holly:

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    Riddles

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    1.     Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday?…Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow 2.     What falls but never breaks? What breaks but never falls?…Night and Day! 3.     Wat is black when u buy it, red when u use it, and gray when u throw it away?… Charcoal 4.     Woman shoots her husband, holds him underwater for 5minutes, and finally hangs him. They were seen five minutes later. How is it possible… The woman was a photographer, took a

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    riddles

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    Welcome to the riddle box, the rules are very simple, read the riddle and try to solve it without looking at the answers. If you can’t solve the riddle then press the (click here to get the answer) bottom right under the riddle to get the solution. I hope you will enjoy this eBook as I much as I enjoyed creating it. Only one thing last to say, good luck and remember not to cheat. (1) I can think, but I cannot make my own decisions, someone needs to tell me what to do. But what am I? (Click here to

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    Oedipus the King

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    power of the gods. Throughout the play, the main character, Oedipus, continually failed to recognize the fault in human condition, and these failures let to his ultimate demise. Oedipus failed to realize that he, himself was the true answer to the riddle of the Sphinx. Oedipus ignored the truth told to him by the oracles and the drunk at the party, also. These attempts to get around his fate which was determined by the gods was his biggest mistake. Oedipus was filled with hubris and this angered the

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    in Thebes that could be ended only when someone solved her riddle.  Oedipus traveled to Thebes and answered the riddle correctly.  The citizens of Thebes consider him a hero because he restored harmony to their kingdom.  Sophocles alludes to the riddle of the Sphinx several times in his play, Oedipus Rex.  Since the riddle is a metaphor for Oedipus' life, it is ironic that he was able to answer the question.  His revelation of the riddle of the Sphinx further supports the perspective of Oedipus as

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    been able to solve the mystery and stop Tom Riddle sooner. I think if I were Ron I would convinced Harry to tell Dumbledore about the voices. I also would have stayed away from where all of the writing on the wall was going on. While I was reading this book I never would have though that it was Ginny Weasly that opened the Chamber of Secrets. I also never would have thought that the reason Hagrid got expelled from Hogwarts was because Tom Riddle accused him of opening the chamber. I think this

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    unknowingly fulfills the first part of the prophecy.  Soon, he comes to Thebes, which is being terrorized by a terrible monster, the Sphinx.  The Sphinx wanders the streets surrounding the city, asking travelers an unanswered riddle.  Oedipus encounters the Sphinx, and answers its riddle, causing the Sphinx to kill herself in disbelief.  The citizens of Thebes, who have recently found themselves kingless, appoint Oedipus king and give him Queen Iocast? for his wife as a reward.  The couple lives together

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