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'Oedipus the King' and Tragic End
This paper looks at the behavior of Oedipus and his tragic end in Sophocles' 'Oedipus the King'.
# 126337 | 750 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (Greek and Roman) , Philosophy (Ancient Greek) , Sociology (General)


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This paper provides a discussion of Sophocles' 'Oedipus the King' which argues that Oedipus is more responsible for his tragic end than are the gods though the gods do set his fate in motion. Qualities of Oedipus' personality and behavior that demonstrate this are used to support the thesis.

From the Paper:

"In Sophocles' 'Oedipus the King' readers are treated to the tragic tale of Oedipus the King of Thebes. Oedipus' father the former king is murdered and Thebes is a city in chaos and beset by plague. Oedipus takes it upon himself to resolve the woes of his people by discovering the murderer of his father. 'I shall rid us of this pollution for my own sake acting on behalf of Laius I benefit myself too Sophocles'. What Oedipus discovers in his search is that ..."

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