Analysis Of Oedipus ' Oedipus The King ' Essay

777 Words Sep 25th, 2015 4 Pages
Our human existence is compiled of many different opportunities and life goals that we want to accomplish whether it is internally or externally. “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will” (Vince Lombardi). I find this quote inspiring for myself, and for anyone out there who feels as though they have a purpose, but still needs some type of motivation for getting there. In the story of Oedipus the King, there are different motivations for the characters, but the one person who I feel has something to prove is Oedipus. He rules the land of Thebes and has to deal with some difficult situations. Oedipus has to deal with the power of the plague, but he also has to figure out whether his life story is his fate. This comes to be a very tough situation for him and so he needs the help of a messenger, Teiresias who is a blind man. The overall story of Oedipus shows a great deal of themes, but I find his determination and strength of will to be one of the strongest. Throughout the entire story of Oedipus the King, there are many problems going on that need to be dealt with, but for Oedipus, he has put himself in the position now where he solely wants to find the truth. “Yea, I am wroth, and will not stint my words, but speak my whole mind. Thou methinks thou art he, who planned the crime, aye, and performed it too, all save the assassination; and if thou hadst not been blind, I had…

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