Evil In Oedipus The King

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Oedipus the King, is a play introduced in (c. 430 B.C). Written by Sophocles, the play introduces a story about a king name Oedipus. Oedipus lived a fair life, until one day his life becomes a tragedy. Soon Oedipus has to face the outcomes of the issues he created. Oedipus reveals greatness and disaster because the quote defines his journey, greatness links to the beginning of his life and disaster connects to the end. In the quote, Sophocles states, “And towered up, most power of men,/ No mortal eyes bur looked on him with envy,/ Let every men in mankind’s frailty/ Consider his last day;/ and let none/ Presume on his good fortune until he find/ Life, at his death, a memory without pain.” The quote exposes Oedipus character and the life he…show more content…
After tearing his own eyeballs out, Oedipus states to his daughter, “What evil is not here? Your father killed his father, plowed the one who gave him birth..” Oedipus is now fully aware of what has now happened. He felts guilty and is left broken. For he now sees what has become and now he must live blind. In conclusion, Oedipus in the play is a tragic hero. He is not the person who he thought he always were. He let his pride and having the authority to be king, destroy his life. Oedipus let his character make the best of him. In this case, life is not always what it seems to be. Oedipus thought he was on top and had it all. His downfall overpowered him. Greatness and disaster explains the life of Oedipus in the quote. Oedipus wanted to live the rest of his life not seeing the pain and the true person he really is. The life of Oedipus is very similar to how most people live their lives today. You may think your on top of everything until life has a way of putting you down. There are many people out there who tries to fit in and be a person they know they are not. Life is very short. If you do not take the opportunity to live the life you know you suppose to live, life can pass you by without any

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