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King Oedipus and Othello are two characters in two different plays from the same names King Oedipus was written around c425 and is a work of Greek tragedy Othello was written by Shakespeare in the early 1600s and also shares the common theme of being a tragedy with King Oedipus Both King Oedipus and Othello are the main characters in their plays and throughout the plays face challenges to overcome their tragedies Both King Oedipus and Othello are natural leaders at the beginning are regarded well by their society However when they are both faced with tragedy you tend to feel more sympathy towards King Oedipus because he was unable to avoid his fate while Othello brought his fate upon himself Both King Oedipus Othello are well regarded by society King Oedipus is well regarded by the society of Thebes because he saved them from the Sphinx by solving the riddle When Thebes is hit with the plague the citizens all come to King Oedipus because they believe that he will be able to save them once again King Oedipus is also respected by the community because he is openly concerned for the people of Thebes I grieve for you my children Believe me I know Othello is also well respected as he is the General in the Venetian Army Othello is well respected as he is polite My very noble and approved good masters courageous valiant Moor as he is referred to by the senator and also fascinating She loved me for the dangers I had passed when Othello is referring to the stories about himself He feels that he is just as important as anyone else in Venetian society and deserves the respect he is given as proud a fortune as this that I have reached While King Oedipus is respected by the whole community of Thebes there are people who do not respect Othello such as Iago who described
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