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Oedipus and Mike Tyson the former heavy weight champion of the world are similar in how their anger led to their destruction In Oedipus case his flaw annihilated him to the point of no return In Mike Tysons case he becomes physically and mentally unable to perform in the ringIt is obvious that Oedipus is a classical tragic hero due to his tragic flaw of anger Anger is a type of word that people are petrified of and it also leads to a disaster in many different forms In Oedipus life anger is displaced in his juvenile actions and that affects his ability to lead his people to a state worth leading He shows his anger in many different ways such as accusing Creon and Teiresias of harshly plotting against him Not so My will is death not banishment Even though Creon wanted nothing to do with the thrown or the power behind it In his eyes he had the perfect job all the people loved him and he could do pretty much anything he wanted Due to intolerable temper Oedipus road rage without knowing it caused him to lose everything he held dear to his heart After he found out his prophecy about killing his parents he immediately took off On his way to Teiresias he met the beginning of his destiny where the three roads meet He unconsciously killed his father who already was the king of Teiresias Oedipus road rage is related to his anger and the reader knows through the quote But I when one lead the horse jostled me struck him in anger this the old man saw and from the car watching for me to pass that his anger took over in that situation His arrogance also was a part of his flaw When he came into the office the messenger was so frightened of the secret he held inside that he knew his life would be taken from
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