Examples Of Pride In Oedipus The King

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Oedipus and His Pride Pride, one of the seven deadly sins, is all forms of media. In literature, one of the best example of pride is in the story Oedipus the King. Oedipus is the cursed King of Thebes who was destined to kill his father and marry his mother, but his pride made him believe that he was going to be fine when he left his adoptive mother and father in Corinth. Eventually, as it always does, pride caught up to him. Hubris, extreme pride towards the gods, is one of the conflicts that Oedipus has to face. An inner conflict of Man vs Self is happening to Oedipus. Oedipus believes he can do no wrong, so Tiresias is wrong. Sophocles writes, “You’ve lost your power, stone-blind, stone-deaf--senses, eyes blind as stone” (Sophocles 422-423).

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