And now of all men ever known
Most pitiful is this manís story:
His fortunes are most changed, his state
Fallen to a low slaveís
Ground under bitter fate
Oedipus Rex, pg. 64
One of the most commonly seen traits among the characters in Greek mythology is
the violence that envelops their lives. From what we have read so far, few have
experienced such radical changes as Oedipus. He is one of
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his wish to unmask the guilty and know the truth obliges him to take
the investigation to the end. Oedipus goes to the end and against everyone and
everything, Oedipus realizes that he was a pawn of the gods from beginning to end. This
ultimate revelation is the cause for his final redemption.
Now let the weeping cease;
Let no one mourn again.
These things are in the hands of God.
Oedipus at Colonus, pg.170