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Justin Martin Word Count 200Oedipus acts in the manner that a king should act for his people because everything Oedipus did was performed in hopes of relieving his country of its dreadful plague One single tragic flaw in Oedipus can not be awarded as the reason for his downfall that was required by Aristotle because he had two tragic flaws One of Oedipus tragic flaws was his inability to control is anger A perfect example of his this is when Oedipus forces the Tiresias to give him information about the death of Laius Oedipus threatened the seers life and accused him as an aid in Laius murder when the seer refused to speak Oedipus pride and determination later give aid to his downfall In his constant effort to find Laius murderer he forces a shepherd to speak through threats of punishment The shepherd gave Oedipus the horrible realization that he had killed his father Qualities that give Oedipus a status of greatness and admirability come from when he solved the riddle of the Sphinx from when he tells his people that he suffers for himself and for his people with the new plague and when he accepts responsibility for his acts and their conseque
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