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Oedipus a classical tragic play used for entertainment ad morality It is a perfect example of a traditional tragic hero using vivid drama and syntax Although he starts off with a contentious life it is ended in a drudgerious way Kind Lauis Oedipus own father thought he could prevent his predicted fate and lured many people in believing that his fate was demolished however neither Oedipus nor his father realize that they and the characters around them enhanced this fate from happeningBecasue Oedipus was blinded by the assurances of others he does not realize that his actions and the actions of the influence around him caused his tragic flaw The cause of Oedipus fate was like a virus spreading around from person to person until the truth was exposed not done in a cheerful way Oedipus the most important character played a major role in the denial or his truth and the downfall of his power he pushed this thought into himself making him weaker and gullible to anything His arrogance and perfection blinded him from realizing what the real cause was Not only did the prophecy have part in his tragic flaw but his arising and ever developing character had a part in this downfall Towards the beginning Oedipus power helped in the way that it gave an idealistic image to the public but it unexpectedly increased and conceited his character destruction His desire for things and believing want for superstition made him weakerTeirsias proves this by saying page 441 You would provoke a stone Tell us you villain tell us you and do not stand their quietly It was like Oedipus insolence towards many people including Teiresias and the minority helped in the development of his flaw may have been the gods punishment If his character were different he may not have had such a self inflicted ending The whole time Oedipus relative wife and mother Jocosta had the mentality that the
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