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    what makes Oedipus ' actions in his quarrel with Teiresias and also throughout the play so dramatically compelling, is the fact that the audience knows the outcome of the story. We know Oedipus ' fate even before he does, and there is no suspense about the outcome itself, instead, the audience anxiously awaits Oedipus to reveal his fate unto himself in his desperate quest to rid his city of the terrible plague, or maybe even more so, to simply discover his own unfortunate tale. Oedipus is relentless

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    challenge that waits upon one. Confidence overpowers cockiness. The cocky trait is heavily represented in the story “Oedipus the King” (c. 430 B.C.) by Sophocles. In the story, Oedipus the king of Thebes has the cocky trait and it results in torture for life. Oedipus’s arrogant personality shows throughout the story as he tries to find the killer of the former king of Thebes, his father. Oedipus tends to deem himself as a god throughout the story which plays a big role in interaction with people around him

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    In the popular Greek tragedy Oedipus the King, the plot shows how a single bad trait can lead to the fall of a once great man. The author Sophocles portrays the story of the titular where a hero rises to fame after solving the city of Thebes’ great riddle. The solution to the riddle frees Thebes of its curse from the Sphinx and relieves the city’s misery. Although Oedipus is praised and crowned king for freeing the city, he is not entirely a good man. Oedipus is very arrogant, which causes him to

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    spawned monstrous children born of incest. Rather than face the truth and unable to take the severe wound to his pride, Oedipus stabbed out his eyes with broaches and walked away from Thebes forever, thereby sealing his doom through further prideful actions. The sudden reversal of fortune has Oedipus walking away from Thebes a blind, homeless beggar rather than the respected king he should have been based upon his more noble qualities. While this is a surprise, it is nevertheless a logical possible

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    the reader know that Oedipus Rex is taking place on the steps of his palace in Thebes. The time of year is 430 BCE. You can find all this information within the first page of the script. 2) Time: (i)time of composition (ii)time of action (iii)dramatic time ONLY with time is outside research really appropriate. When discussing given circumstances, stick with facts found in the script. - The time of composition for Oedipus Rex was around 430 BCE. The time of action for Oedipus Rex takes place within

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    is about a king named Oedipus, and the terrible situation he is going trough. In the town of Corinth, there was king Polybus and Queen Merope. One day a citizen came to them with a gift. It was a child he had found on the mountain (it had stakes in it’s ankles.) The king and queen decided to adopt the child and name him Oedipus. While though the time Oedipus grows up his parents never tell him he is adopted. Then one day he heard at a banquet that he was not really the son of the king and queen.

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    Oedipus is a play that shows the relationship between Oedipus and the prophecy. In Oedipus Rex,the theme of a prophecy and sin are evident in the plot and overall story line. Oedipus tells the story of when Oedipus, the king of thebes, finds out who his actual father is. Oedipus is about when Oedipus kills his father, and marrys his mother and has five kids with her. Once he finds this out Jocasta, his mother, hanges herself with her bed sheets, and Oedipus pocks his eyes out. Oedipus is shown to

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    Oedipus the King by Sophocles is about Oedipus, a man doomed by his fate. Like most tragedies, “Oedipus the King” contains a tragic hero, a heroic figure unable to escape his/her own doom. This tragic hero usually has a hamartia or a tragic flaw which causes his/hers’ downfall. The tragic flaw that Sophocles gives Oedipus is hubris (exaggerated pride or self-confidence), which is what caused Oedipus to walk right into the fate he sought to escape. Pride like that of Oedipus had

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    see (Oedipus gouges out his own eyes earlier in the play), he could not live with killing his father and marrying his mother. Oedipus also says that his children, the people of Thebes, and the gods would no longer accept him. Furthermore, he does not allow himself to receive the praise and admiration that he once had. Next, Oedipus realizes that if he were to stay in Thebes as king, the guilt from knowing his true fate would prevent him from leading the people of Thebes honourably. Oedipus then rants

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    1. In the opening scene, Oedipus reveals that he really, truly cares about his people. “Oedipus’ first words, and the very fact that he has appeared in person to meet a delegation of Thebans, show that he is a man of compassion” (p.3). He reveals that he is a smart leader that has control of his emotions. He is able to be strong for his people, while still remaining transparent, and tell them the truth about the plague affecting their city; this shows the relationship he has with his community. The

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