Insecurities In Oedipus The King

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In Oedipus Rex, Oedipus faces a terrible tragedy mostly caused by his own insecurities. Sophocles literally shows us the human nature for always wanting to know more information about ourselves no matter the cost. Had Oedipus not cared about what was being said about him and left well enough alone he could have avoided his whole predicament and lived a happy life with his wife and children.

Oedipus wanted proof that he was his father’s son and stopped at nothing to get the information. We as humans are incredibly insecure by nature, that is the way we were created. We also never want to admit when we are wrong, Sophocles knew this and thus wrote Oedipus Rex to show us just how insecure we really are. Oedipus knew things were being said
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