Examples Of Foreshadowing In Oedipus The King

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As the play unfolds, we see Oedipus’ virtues and weaknesses lead him to his own demise. Unfortunately, the audience can see Oedipus fate being sealed before he can see it himself. This has been provided through Sophocles use of foreshadowing. Oedipus ' sense of responsibility for his city-state drives his search for the truth, the truth that ultimately destroys him. One can say Oedipus is solely at hand for his downfall by the actions he pursues, however one can also note that if the secret of the god’s oracle was not kept hidden, his own end would have never reached fruition. At the beginning of the play we see Oedipus as a hero among the people, as he solved the Sphinx’ riddle and made it is fateful quest to find and punish the murderer of

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