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A master artisan and innovator of the Greek tragedy, Sophocles's insightful plays have held their value throughout countless time periods and societies. Sophocles was the second of the three great Greek authors of tragedies. Born in Colonus, a small city not too far from Athens, Sophocles grew to know the ways of people and the lives they lead. He was well known for depicting people as they are instead of the way they should be …

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…her away..." (Scene 5, Line 60). His hubris had led to the destruction of all he loved. Oedipus is the representation of all humanity and his misfortunes were brought about through hubris, which eventually leads to unhappiness, demise, and or destruction. Sophocles presented this idea to his audience over two centuries ago, and it is still a subject of much conversation. His plays have influenced past works and they will continue to affect literary works to come