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Arrogance In Oedipus Rex

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The play Oedipus Rex was written by Sophocles and adheres to Greek Tragedy conventions. It tells primarily about the legendary Oedipus, King of Thebes, whose flaw in character contributes to his downfall. Oedipus’ fate was already pre-determined by the gods. This play demonstrates the part that Oedipus’ arrogance plays in the fulfilling of his destiny, and the self-realization that emerges as he struggles to deal with his calamity. In the tradition of Greek tragedy, the protagonist is an admirable, but not perfect character. He/She is morally good, of heroic stature, true-to-life and consistent in his/her actions. Conventions dictate that the protagonist must confront both external (fate or gods) and internal (free will, pride
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