Oedipus The King: A Tragic Hero

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Oedipus Rex, a tragic hero crushed because of his hamartia, was not a perfect man by any means. He had all he wanted, but by the end of the story everything he thought was true turned out to be untrue. Although Oedipus considered fate to be real, he had more confidence in his own knowledge and achievements to control his future. Also, Oedipus’ dependence on himself made his purpose and insight the best way to establish all of his decisions. Oedipus was very short tempered and tended to get anger if he did not agree with someone. He worried about whether he was going to die according to the prophecy.
Oedipus’ confidence that he was above his own fate made him search for someone else to take the blame. He showed his distinguishing intelligence

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