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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. "