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Comparing and Contrasting Oedipus and Job The Book of Job and Oedipus and King are very similar stories in that both characters in each story suffer a very big downfall In these two stories you see the characters and how they deal with adversity The one who keeps faith and looks toward a better life is usually the person who will come out on top Oedipus was a character that committed some horrible and disgusting crimes Throughout the whole story he himself causes his own downfall Oedipus portrays a lack of patients Oedipus wants to put an end to all this commotion as soon as he can He threatens to kill anyone with holding information of the murder of Laios Tiresias is playing games with Oedipus by testing his patients with what he knows If Oedipus would have been patient with Tiresias he might not have been so upset about the information he was told Oedipuss anger is another trait that did not help him He got angry with Tiresias when he will not tell Oedipus what he knows Oedipuss anger shows when he tells Tiresias that he is stone-blind and has lost all of his power As Oedipuss anger comes out he begins to show the people his true self and it slowly leads to his downfall Oedipuss truthfulness also led to his decline of power When Oedipus finally realizes what has happened he doesnt hide any evidence which leads him to his fall Oedipus could have denied all the evidence and gotten rid of Tiresias and no one else would have probably said anything Oedipus deals with his downfall very bad in this story To top in all off he gauges out his eyes so he wouldnt see the pain he brought all of the townspeople This was a very cowardly act but it seemed like the only thing he couldve done at that point Jobs downfall was mainly based on
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