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Essay | Comparison between Oedipus and Okonkwo

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Comparison between Oedipus and Okonkwo

Summary: This paper explores the striking similarities of Sophocles' "Oedipus' and Chinua Achebe's "Okonkwo."
The greatest men in history have always had one thing in common; they have all displayed great characteristics such as honorability, valiance, and heroism. Both Oedipus and Okonkwo also display these fine qualities, and were once viewed as the greatest men of their time by their people. Oedipus and Okonkwo had it all, but were condemned to lose everything by their ill-fated destinies.

It is somewhat comical how two men, men whom come from complete different time, geographical, and social settings can have so much in common. Oedipus comes from a place where everyone else is viewed as primitive people still swinging from trees when they were writing philosophy. While Okonkwo grew up in a place where greatness comes from farming and violence. On paper, they seem to be exact opposites of one another, but, unfortunately, their god's damnation gave Oedipus and Okonkwo one tragic...

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