Oedipus Analytical Essay by Peerless

This essay is a literary analysis of Sophocles' Greek tragedy, "Oedipus the King".
# 5459 | 1,055 words | 1 source | MLA | 2001 | US

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This paper discusses the classic traits of a tragic hero in the character Oedipus in Sophocles' "Oedipus the King". The author provides a brief synopsis of the Greek play, and specifically looks at the main character's tragic flaw: pride, also known as hubris.

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"While Oedipus made the very grave mistake of aspiring to circumvent the Fates that had fallen upon him, and while he made the additional mistake of inviting further wrath due to rather horrifying displays of hubris, it was, in the end, his character traits of justice, honesty and loyalty to his oaths that caused him to bring about his own self-destruction. His act of self-destruction was very telling about his inner convictions. He was a King who demanded justice, even if it meant bringing it about upon himself."

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