Essay on Oedipus The King Of Oedipus

1783 Words Oct 12th, 2016 8 Pages
Oedipus was a mythical Greek king of Thebes. He was also an in Greek. Oedipus accidentally fulfilled a prophecy that he would end up killing his father and marrying his mother, thereby bringing disaster to his city and family. What did the priest say to Oedipus? He tells about the plague that ravages thebes. The priest asked Oedipus to solve the crisis because he solved the sphinx before. The priest also told Oedipus that it is in own self-interest rid the city of the plague. What qualities do we see in Oedipus? Oedipus is a king who is compassionate, proud, efficient and intelligent. His decision to send Creon to Delphi demonstrates his forethought. His excessive pride, however, will lead him into trouble. What is the importance of irony in Oedipus the king? The priests ensure that Oedipus is blessed by the gods and wise in mortal ways. But the god’s curse of infamy and shame already looms over the king. They also recognized that wisdom would come to Oedipus after he solved the mystery of his identity. Another irony is Oedipus’ reputation for being Thebes’ savior. As the unknown and unknowing killer of Laius, Oedipus is the very cause of the plague. Oedipus says he never met Laius, but he was the one who killed him.
What did Creon bring back from Delphi? The oracle told Creon that the death of Oedipus’, King Laius is the cause of the plague. Laius’ killer must be found and expelled from the kingdom to lift the plague from the city. Creon also tells Oedipus that Laius was…

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