Imperfection In Oedipus The King

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Register to read the introduction… He wasn?t seen as being a perfectionist. The impression of the play was to give off a message of imperfection. Cases such as Oedipus?s could be related to our lives. Life is unpredictable, anything can evolve from it; even a situation such as Oedipus?s may find its way to reality. Oedipus had too much emphasis on his self. He was headed in the wrong direction. Distrusting, disobeying, and disbelieving the Gods all played a role in his misfortune. Oedipus calls the old oracle a liar after he was told he was responsible for Laius?s murder. He left his home, Corinth, assuming he could deceive the gods from his fate. Unfortunately, Apollo?s oracle would be awaiting Oedipus?s arrival no matter where he went or what he did. The chorus?s view of Oedipus's self-love, and disrespect for the gods was frail. "If a man walks with haughtiness of hand or word and gives no heed to Justice and the shrines of Gods despises- may an evil doom smite him for his ill-starred pride of heart!- if he reaps gains without justice and will not hold from impiety and his fingers itch for untouchable things. When such things are done, what man shall contrive to shield his soul from the shafts of the …show more content…
A herdsman unlocks the leash of Oedipus?s questions. Oedipus was a true victim of self inflicted fate. "I who first saw the light bred of a match accursed, and accursed in my living with them, cursed in my killing." Obviously Oedipus feels he had been damned. But as the story comes to an end Oedipus gouges out his eyes. The chorus didn?t see this as a reasonable action, why would he do such a thing? Oedipus answers, "It was Apollo, friends, Apollo, that brought me this bitterness, my sorrows to completion. But was the hand that struck me was none but my own." Oedipus was guilty. He is undeniably responsible for the death of his father, and for marrying his mother. Most of all Oedipus faulted in his attempt to raise himself to the same level of the gods, while trying to flee from his

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