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People can argue whether suffering is inevitable or not he or she cannot control it But I think Oedipus deserves to suffer the main protagonist of the ancient Greek play Oedipus The King by Sophocles which takes place around 430 bc During the course of the play there are factors that makes Oedipus suffer due to his actions His cockiness murdering his biological father Lauis and ignoring the Oracles warning makes Oedipus a candidate of suffering Here I would try to clarify as much as I can First and foremost Oedipuss cockiness started in play at line 7-9 Here I am myself you all know me the world is my fame I am Oedipus One example shows how Oedipus is very cocky when he calls Teiresias the blind prophet a liar to the public He rather not cause pain for Oedipus or him in which Tiresias refuses to answer the question angers the king due to his knowledge of Oedipuss past It led Oedipus insulting Tiresias by calling him a scum and a betrayer as well mocking his blindness And even before Tiresias confrontation Oedipus said that he deserves the same punishment as ordinary people if hes found to be involved regarding the unsolved murder Because of his cockiness he only thinks that Tiresias and his brother-in-law Creon plans to overthrow his ruling of Thebes Oedipus is too arrogant enough to think that he can end the plague and find the mysterious murderer of Laius by himself but of course he is the murderer This reveals how his cocky nature makes Oedipus a victim of suffering Futhermore during the play King Oedipus murders an old man at a major road who turns to be his birth father Laius This major event happen when Oedipus left Corinth where he encounters a group of travelers and King Laius at a crossroad Somehow the two of them get into an exchange of insults which leads to a brawl
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