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Man of Admirable Feats In the epic tragedy Oedipus the King we see the example of a man whose life is already determined by his own fate What more can we ask How admirable is that Who would not want to admire Oedipus For instance the man had his feet pierced together after he was born for goodness sake thats admirable Swollenfoot Oedipus was a prime example of a tragic hero Although in the tragedy Oedipus is brought down by his own fate in the end we can still consider him a hero Throughout the whole epic Oedipus never once denied the truth but rather tried to find the mysteries of his life Oedipus the King was like a murder mystery involving numerous amounts of affliction which all led up to one mans misery Oedipuss Oedipuss admiration began when he killed the monstrous Sphinx who had been terrorizing the countryside by answering her riddle What goes on four feet at dawn two at noon and three at evening At that point the Theben people proclaimed him as their hero and appointed him King following the death of their deceased King Laius Little did he know though that Laius was his father whom he himself had killed At that point the prophecy of his fate that he learned from an oracle begins to come true The oracle had told him that he would kill his father and marry his mother Which is exactly what happened after he was appointed king He married Jocasta his mother and bore four children In Oedipuss attempt to still remain Thebes hero he tries to uncover the mystery of the death of King Laius in hopes to try and lift the plague that threatens the city At first Oedipus asks for the blind prophet Tiresias who only accuses Oedipus himself of killing Laius Oedipus mocks and
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