A Response To A Paragraph In Oedipus

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Men of Thebes: look upon Oedipus.This is the king who solved the famous riddleAnd towered up, most powerful of men.No mortal eyes but booked on him with envy,Yet in the end ruin swept over him.The first half of the ending of the Sophocles shows the rising action, climax and the falling action of the tragedy. It implies the definition of tragedy: One of high station due to a flaw (Hamatia) in Oedipus' character meets his demise. When Thebes is terrorized by the monster - Sphinx (a hybrid creature, with the lion's body, woman's head, eagle's wings and serpent's tail), who destroys all who cannot solve her riddle, ...view middle of the document...

Oedipus is a hero with intelligence, confidence and strong wills. However, it is his temper, overweening pride, blindness and stubbornness in pursuing the truth that bring about his tragic discovery that he has killed his father and married his mother. Oedipus' traits which gave him riches and power ultimately led to his tragic ending.Let every man in mankind's frailtyConsider his last day; and let nonePresume on his good fortune until he findLife, at his death, a memory without pain.In the second part of the ending, Choragos is warning us that mankind are so fragile and are so helpless in the eyes of fate. Even as strong as Oedipus, he can't save himself from being a puppet of fate. He is also warning us not to take things for granted like Oedipus does...."But IAm a child of Luck; I can not be dishonored.Luck is my mother; the passing months, my brothers,Have seen me rich and poor.If this is so,How could I wish that I were someone else?How could I not be glad to know my birth?"(Sophocles 215).Oedipus, without realizing that much of his life is out of his control, is very proud of who he is. Because of his excessive pride he is blinded to the truth and thinks that luck is always by his side until he discovers the truth and exclaims "God. God. Is there a sorrow greater?" (222). As Choragos says here, "let none Presume on his good fortune until he find Life, at his death, a memory without pain" (228).

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