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Sometimes humans try to avoid their inevitable destiny for their lives there are moments that we may think of ourselves as invincible and smarter than what is already decided There may also be a point when making a decision leads to a great error in judgment In Oedipus the King written by Sophocles both of these problems are noticed in the character Oedipus They are known as tragic flaws A tragedy must have the character to have a flaw in his hamartia Oedipus single flaw that is pointed out is hubris excessive pride A single flaw can allow a man to be defeated Oedipus the King is a tragedy A tragedy is a play that portrays a conflict between human beings and some superior overwhelming force It ends sorrowfully and disastrously and the outcome seems inevitable In a tragedy the hero is upper class that is capable of suffering He is neither good nor bad Due to the flaws in his actions and behaviors he will have everything and lose it all He is the hero and king of Thebes but because of his fate he ends up being blind in exileOedipus runs from his own homeland including his mother and father He is trying to escape his fate The gods above told him that he would in his future kill his father and marry his mother By moving somewhere else he believes his parents will be safe from him Someone told him that Polybus and Merope were not his real parents so he asked them but they lied telling him they were Oedipus still has doubts so he goes to Delphi where he is told the truth but not the identity of his real parents He flees Corinth where his parents are in order to avoid the prophecyOedipus leaves Corinth and heads in the opposite direction towards Thebes On his journey a chariot tries to run him of the road He
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