Oedipus Rex 4

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Essay- Oedipus the King by Sophocles According to Aristotle, the protagonist in a tragedy must have a tragic flaw that ultimately becomes the cause of his ruin. Oedipus in Oedipus the King by Sophocles tragic flaw that caused his downfall was his pride. Three examples of when Oedipusí pride got the better of him were: when he left his adopted parents in Cornith, the second is when he goes against Creon, and the third is …

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…marry his mother, Jocasta. And not marrying Jocasta meant, she would have never committed suicide. So you see things would have been a lot better different if he did not try to control his future and go against the gods and his prophecy. I would recommend Oedipus the King by Sophocles to others because I think it is a very interesting story, even though itís a little hard to read itís worth it.