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In the story of Oedipus Rex Sophocles portrays the main character Oedipus as a good natured person that has bad judgment and frailty Oedipus makes a few bad decisions and is condemned to profound suffering because of his pride I agree with Aristotle that he brings it all on to himself because of his own personal prideOne day Oedipus finds out that there is a prophecy thatdepicts him killing his father and marrying his mother The prophecy may have been proven untrue if he wouldnt have put himself on such a high pedestal It all started one day when he met up with King Laius Seated in it The groom leading the horsesForced me off the road at his lords commandBut as this charioteer lurched over towards me I struck him in my rageI killed him 12764-772Oedipus met the King Laius on a bridge and was too proud to let him pass first and then the King pushed him out of the way In a fit of rage Oedipus killed him All the while an old man Teiresias knew that it was King Laius that Oedipus had killed Oedipus didnt even know that it was King Laius that he killed In the future when Teiresias tries to convince Oedipus that he is the killer Oedipus turns him away and calls him a liar and blames it all on him And Ill tell you what I thinkYou planned it you had it done you all butKilled him with your own hands if you had eyesId say that the crime was yours and yours alone 12331-334Teiresius is a blind prophet and it is possible that if Oedipus had listened to him in the first place his internal suffering may have been much less severe He should have accepted what he had to say as fact
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