Oedipus Rex Research Paper

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When someone reads Oedipus Rex by Sophocles one wonders how someone so wise and intelligent can be so stupid and ignorant when it comes to family. In the town of Thebes, Oedipus is the town hero due to the fact he solves the riddle of the Sphinx. He is then promoted to king and marries the queen. As time goes on, Oedipus and his town are still in the middle of a plague. Oedipus is a hero, but can he save himself and the town he loves? In Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, Oedipus is a tragic hero because of excessive pride, being doomed from the start, and a flaw of judgment.
Oedipus is doomed from the day he is conceived due to the prophecies of him killing his father. The prophecy of him killing his father is first heard by his mother and father by Apollo, the Greek god of prophesies. He tells them
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Oedipus is a man who is very persistent in that he wants to find the killer of the old king. When others tell him to stop because he does not want to know the truth Oedipus continues to push until he finds out the whole truth. Oedipus in any other situation would probably be the hero for refusing to stop but in this case he is just the murder who took the old kings throne and wife for his own. Oedipus was a good king but his persistence to find the truth even when his own wife said to stop is truly the demise of Oedipus and his whole family.
Because of Oedipus doomed start, excessive pride and flowed judgment in Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, one sees how Oedipus is the tragic hero. Oedipus was a good king to Thebes on the outside but all the secrets he kept from them caused him to loose his greatness. Oedipus could have been the best king Thebes had ever seen but the gods would not allow it. Because Oedipus refused to believe he is the problem in his town, the prophesies that said he would kill his father and sleep with his mother and his persistence to find the killer Oedipus brings down his own