His pride led to him insulting and treating others poorly, which made them tell the truth about Oedipus’ past. His quick temper made him lash out at others for no reason. Oedipus’ immense determination led to his blind search into the murder of Laius at all cost. These traits led to the downfall of Oedipus and the fulfillment of the roles of a tragic
Oedipus’s selfishness and temper eventually lead to his downfall. Oedipus selfishness made everyone else mad at him for him not believing them. He kept digging and digging himself into a deeper hole. This eventually made his punishment at the end worse for him. He also could not handle the truth so this made him disrespect the gods.
In order to find the killer of the old king and save his city, Oedipus will learn things about himself he wishes he never had, and in the process fulfill an old prophecy. While Oedipus may have been raised by mere Shepards, that doesn't not
In the play, Oedipus the King, there are many different examples of situational, dramatic, and verbal irony. Irony is very prevalent during this play, mostly because of the backstory of Oedipus. Oedipus’s parents were presented with an oracle that stated their son, Oedipus, would eventually destroy the city of Thebes, kill his father, and lie with his own mother (Oedipus Rex 1205-1206). As the story goes on, Thebes is hit with a plague and the only way to get rid of it is to exile or kill the murderer of King Laius, the king of Thebes (99-108). Although Oedipus was determined to find the murderer of Laius, it ended up being himself (1118-1123).
He wanted the answer that would help him, but instead he blames Teiresias. If Oedipus understood that he was the problem and he should go away, he would have had saved himself from that the awful ending he had. This is another example how his ego got in the way and made him interpreted the facts around him
When Oedipus gets informed he is also told that he is not his real father. When this is told Jocasta realizes remembers that years ago they asked a shepherd to kill the boy in order for the prophecy not to come true, but since in reality the shepherd didn’t kill the boy but actually gave it to Polybus. So the prophecy came true and Oedipus became the son of Polybus. When Jocasta realizes the truth she says her last words and goes away. When the shepherd comes into the room oedipus starts to question him but he refuses to speak, but Oedipus scares him so he tells him the truth; when he was asked to kill the child he couldn’t do it so he gave the baby to Polybus.
The reason why Oedipus is such a proud person is because he is the one who solved the riddle that the Sphinx, the one torturing Thebes. One of his greatest acts of hubris is when he started to deny fate, he did this by leaving Corinth, the city where he grew up with the parents that he thought was real and would never see them again, he did this because after he heard about the prophecy from the Oracle of Delphi, the prophecy being that Oedipus would kill his dad and marry his mom. Ironically when he left Corinth, he played into the hands of fate and killed his dad, King Laius, and then marry his mother,
Since Oedipus is in search for his truth, he is a man of unceasing action. In Greek mythology, Oedipus’ trait of being able to decide and act quickly was seen as something honorable. However, because of his liability to act quickly, Oedipus leads himself to his own destruction.
One’s actions can sometimes lead to the distortion of his/her perception as well as destroying their self-image. This concept is presented in the book Oedipus Rex written by Sophocles, in which the Oedipus, the protagonist, goes through numerous of emotional phases as his actions, predetermined by the oracles, cause him to be in complete devastation. Oedipus therefore seeks for misery as he blames his actions for his destined deeds. Moreover, in Oedipus Rex written by Sophocle critical diction highlights how one’s guilt can lead to his/her demise as well as the people’s around them. In the book Oedipus Rex, the author enhances how one’s guilt an lead to his/her demise as well as the people’s around them through critical diction to indicate
As the story goes on Sophocles use imagery of light and dark to describe Oedipus. Oedipus life starts out good by him become king and from there things start to get worse. Oedipus is showing as imagery of darkness because of what he has done wrong, Which led to his downfall. Like the killing of his father and when he married his own mother, In reality, darkness is always showing to be associated with evil. These actions of Oedipus is evil, thus, it proves to be the imagery of darkness.