Sophocles wrote both " Oedipus the King, " also known as " Oedipus
Rex," and "Oedipus at Colonus. " Although " Oedipus at Colonus " is looked
at to be a continuation of " Oedipus the King, " the two do differ when dealing
with the character himself, Oedipus. The question though being is, did Oedipus
acheive redemption by the end of the play?
In " Oedipus the King, " Oedipus had fallen by the end of the play. His life
had made a complete 360
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ruin to those from whom drove him to exile.
By the end of the play, Oedipus disappears mysteriously, without pain and
suffering. Most agree that this was the best way for life to end. It was quite
obvious that Oedipus did reach redemption in " Oedipus at Colonus. " However,
it was stated that " Sophocles does not bring Oedipus to Colonus to die and be
venerated as a hero, but to become a hero before our eyes. "