Who Is Responsible For Oedipus's Downfall

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Oedipus Rex’s faults are what ultimately led to his downfall. His blindness to the fact that he had killed his father and slept with his mother added to his hubris nature. Oedipus believed he could escape the fate the gods had set for him which made him arrogant. Oedipus was unable to see what was right in front of him, which was that he had killed his father and slept with his mother, and that makes him arrogant because he thinks he has
Oedipus believed his biological parents were those who took care of him while he resided in Corinth. A man made Oedipus skeptical when he told him that Polybus and Merith were not his biological parents (Beers, 736). Oedipus retreated from Corinth when he learned he would kill his father and sleep with his mother. Oedipus was arrogant in that action because he thought he could escape a fate the gods allocated to him.
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This achievement bloated Oedipus’ ego. Later on Oedipus claims that the gods were absent when the people of Thebes were under the threat of the sphinx and he himself had to save them. Oedipus underestimated the gods and perceived that they were not capable of making his fate become reality. These actions caused the gods to be angered with him and did not pity him in his downfall. In addition Oedipus continued to displease the gods when he killed the king out of anger. The people of Thebes had to suffer a terrible plague .In addition to his other flaws Oedipus had a terrible temper. When the shepherd refused to reveal any information to Oedipus about his birth Oedipus threatened to kill him (Beers, 1094). Consequently Oedipus ended up killing his father out of road

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