Sophocles Oedipus The King

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Sophocles, Oedipus the King, uses the characteristics of Aristotle’s ides on what makes a good tragedy. Oedipus left his homeland after he heard a prophecy that he would one day kill his father and marry is mother. Rather than take the gamble he elected to leave. While on his journey he came in contact with a man at a crossroad that he had to kill. Never giving the killing another thought, Oedipus continued his journey when he came across a Sphinx that was holding a town hostage. Oedipus solved the sphinx’s riddle removing the curse from the kingdom. The place was so appreciative that they welcomed Oedipus with open arms. Oedipus fell in love with the widowed Queen, they married and had children. The curse came back to the town producing all

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