Suffering In Sophocles Oedipus The King

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Throughout the works of Sophocles, suffering is often a central theme. ¨Oedipus the King,¨ for instance, depicts a complicated set of characters where suffering has been brought upon others because of Oedipus. The play connects this idea through the concept that fate cannot be fought, arrogance can be a downfall, and there are more things power than an individual. The overall concept of these occurrences led to the suffering brought upon others.

Both King Laius and Queen Jocasta failed at their attempt to fight the fate of Oedipus´s prophecy. Tiresias told them the contents of the prophecy, and then King Laius decided to tell someone to kill Oedipus. This plan to not follow through; thus, allowing the prophecy to continue to be filled.
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