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As Hugh White once said When you make a mistake dont look back at it long Take the reason of the thing into your mind and then look forward Mistakes are lessons of wisdom The past cannot be changed The future is yet in your power Hugh White points out that when a person make a mistake learn from it do not fall back from it Several people do not have the chance to learn from their experiences then just forget about them Oedipus Rex who has the chance to learn from his mistakes has the courage to stand up for what he had done wrong He learns from his mistake happy to have the experience He agrees that it is his own fault- that he has brought his mistakes upon himself Three of the six criteria that prove that Oedipus Rex is a true tragic hero are that he faces a catastrophe with dignity and courage he is neither completely moral nor evil and the audience feels a sense of sympathy for him in the play OedipusRex written by SophoclesAlthough Oedipus Rex makes the mistake of killing his father and sleeping with his mother he faces his catastrophe with dignity and courage Oedipus Rex is standing up to his whole city He is telling the truth by revealing his mistakes in order to rectify them When Oedipus Rex tries to run from making the mistake of killing his father Laios it only makes the opportunity for the actual act to become more likely As it says in the play Oedipus Rex written by Sophocles The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves Sophocles If Oedipus Rex were to not have the grief of his fate killing his father and sleeping with his mother it would of made the opportunity for it to happen less The fate of Oedipus Rex was making Oedipus Rex carry a huge grief on his shoulder Without this huge
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