Oedipus Rex By Sophocles Is An Historical Play That Has Changed All Throughout History

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Oedipus Rex
Oedipus Rex by Sophocles is an historical play that has been changed all throughout history. In Oedipus Rex we see a man blinded by his pride until he finds out the truth about the murder of his father. This story shows how a king can Oedipus is a stubborn man who is overcome with pride as throughout the whole story he tries to play God.

Oedipus is so overwhelmed with pride that he cannot see his own fate. In the beginning of the story, Teiresias is telling Oedipus about the oracle and how the last king, Laios got murdered. Oedipus orders Teiresias to help him find the killer. Teiresias tries to tell Oedipus that he is the killer, and this is when we see the beginning of Oedipus’ stubbornness and pride. Oedipus turns it around and says to Teiresias “I’ll tell you what I think: You planned it, you had it done, you all but Killed him with your own hands: if you had eyes, I’d say the crime was yours, and yours alone (Scene I, line 127-130).” Oedipus’ is turning this around on Teiresias, and letting his thoughts consume him. Oedipus has no evidence that Teiresias has done this. Oedipus is thinking, why are people trying to test the king? He thinks since he is the King that he knows everything and that he is never wrong. Oedipus also refers to himself as “I, Oedipus” which shows his awareness to his power. During this, Teiresias says “I say you live in hideous shame with those most dear to you. You cannot see the evil (Scene I, line 149).” When Teiresias says…

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