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Writing a piece of fiction is not difficult it is creating a good work of fiction that becomes challenging To make an entire world from ones thoughts ideas philosophies and beliefs to give that world life is not a task for everybody Many try but are only greeted by failure However this is not the case with Sophocles His Oedipus The Kingcreated a very unique and interesting world with unforgettable characters Many writers write about what they believe in or how things should be I myself wrote The Republic which includes my ideals of how society should function and be directed my ideal society my utopia Many do not agree with my idea of Philosopher Kings ruling when I wrote the novel I did not expect everyone to Not everyone is ready or willing to Sophocles did not create a utopia in any case but the society presented in Oedipus The King may be compared and analyzed with my views from The Republic All societies have a leader The leader unarguably is the centerpiece of the way the society functions and which direction it heads A poor leader results in a downfall or a head in that direction while on the contrary good leadership brings economic stability and positive changes In Oedipus The King the leader was chosen by birth Being born in a royal house automatically qualified one to be an heir to the throne regardless of ones capabilities However the plot of the drama was different After the kings death there was no heir A sphinx was plaguing the city therefore it was declared that the man who would solve the sphinxs riddle would get to rule This is similar to the views presented in The Republic where the smartest rule Therefore Oedipus gets the throne because of his intelligence not because he was born to royalty This is proven to be a very good idea the smartest people should logically rule After
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