Oedipus the King Essay | King Oedipus

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King Oedipus

Summary: My essay is about the play King Oedipus, written by Sophocles.
Topic: "It is Jocasta, not Oedipus, who most deserves our criticism." Is this a fair assessment of King Oedipus"

In the play, King Oedipus, written by Sophocles, it is Oedipus, not solely Jocasta, that deserves most of our criticism. Oedipus made some `errors in judgement' that caused him dire consequences and is therefore going to be inevitably condemned for them.

Many could argue that Jocasta is responsible for the downfall that Oedipus encounters due to an unsuccessful attempt to have Oedipus murdered as an infant. It could be said that she therefore deserves our criticism for her actions in the play although we cannot over look the choices the Oedipus makes himself. Oedipus chose to leave Corinth when told the news of the terrible prophecy that had been foretold about him. It was this choice that led Oedipus to kill what he thought to be a wanderer on...

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