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Antigone and Oedipus The King written by Sophocles are deeply tragic plays with a dramatic ending In both plays fate arises the question could have Creon Oedipus Antigone and the rest of the family prevented the misfortunes which fell upon them Or were their lives cursed upon by determination With every event that took place the possibility of another occurrence was either higher or lower One can see that every action brings upon an ironic outcome Also the deadly flaw of hubris can be recognized though each character expressed it for different reasons Antigone and Oedipus The King equally display the dramatic genre of a tragedy by combining among all things pride death and punishment The willingness to ignore the truth Brought forth the first sign of disaster towards Oedipus family When Laius and Jocasta were told by the prophecy that their own son would be the cause of disaster in their lives both tried to escape their predestined lives The tragic irony emphasizes just how desperately Laius and Jocasta do not want to speak the obvious truth Both their actions begin a tragic pattern for the rest of Oedipus The King and Antigone With each event that occurs another follows based on the actions of the character In Oedipus Oedipus thought that by going away from his mother and father his chances of killing his father and marrying his mother would decrease Instead they increased In Antigone one can see this pattern as well By Creon refusing to bury Polynices Antigone compelled by her pride goes against Creons edict and buries her brother This pattern arises from each person trying to challenge the others authority Many disastrous things happen to the people in both plays Death being one of them Nearly every character is killed in some way or another Murder and suicide falls upon Oedipus family Death arises from the fatal flawhubris which the main protagonists of both plays possess Oedipus being the
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