Oedipus Tragic Hero Quotes

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Thesis:In Sophocles play ‘Oedipus the king’,Oedipus is an example of a tragic hero because he changed from a hero at the beginning of the play into a tragic hero by the end by experiencing power,tragic flow,downfall and death.Oedipus changes into a person no can believe of,because in the beginning he was a hero for the city of thebes by solving a riddle to defeat the monster that was killing and taking over thebes.

Claim:Before the play Oedipus defeats sphinx and becomes a powerful king,At the beginning of the play people rely on Oedipus’s power and help.Data:For example the priest says “Oedipus greatest in all men’s eyes We pray,find some strength again and rescue or city”.Warrant:From this quote readers can see that how empowered oedipus feels like and how people in thebes rely on him,Clearly this scene represents the power stage of the tragic hero.Data:After oedipus gets worshiped like a king the …show more content…

Claim:Oedipus starts to see the truth of himself.
Data:For example, Oedipus says '' It is i who have cursed myself and pollute the bed of him i killed.''Warrant:This quote reveals that once he killed the king and everything just went downhill from then

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