Oedipus Rex Research Paper

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Initially thought to be a virtue, Oedipus' pride and confidence began to build his blind ego. This changed his tragic flaw from a virtue to a burden. His early successes created a sense of pride and blind confidence. But it was this excessive pride that would pride that lead to early successes but ultimately created a clouded sense of reality and his ultimate demise. As the curse is upon the city, Oedipus thinks he is the one to find the killer of the previous King of Thebes. Without realizing that his father was the king before him and that his father is the one he killed many years before, he openly promises to bring the murderer to justice. He is hinted many warnings from the gods and Terisias, the blind prophet, but ignores them because

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