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Sophocles' "Oedipus The King"
This paper looks at Sophocles' Oedipus as a predestined transgressor and a moral innocent.
# 123071 | 1,250 words | 12 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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In this article, the writer argues that Sophocles' Oedipus is a technically guilty but morally blameless protagonist based upon evidence from the text. The writer discusses Oedipus as a tragic hero and looks at the purpose of the chorus.

From the Paper:

"While it can initially be argued that Sophocles' "Oedipus the King" is in essence a moral treatise in which patricidal and incestuous acts are justly punished via the righteous fury of divine agents and Sophocles' tragic hero Oedipus rightly comes to utter ruin for crimes of moral unnaturalness it is upon further consideration more accurate to contend that Sophocles' ill-fated protagonist is a morally blameless victim of both a capricious deity and an inescapable destiny. Though Sophocles in no way de-emphasizes ..."

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