Oedipus the King Essay | Oedipus' Tragic Downfall

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Oedipus' Tragic Downfall

Summary: Examines the play Oedipus the King, by Sophocles. Provides a plot summary. Discusses causes for Oedipus' tragic downfall.
The birth of Oedipus was not a joyous occasion like the birth of most children. Oedipus was lied to all his life. Oedipus was sent away as an infant by his parents Jocasta and Lauis because they believed a prophecy told by the oracle. Only, Apollo, Tireseas, the servant, and the shepherd knew the truth about Oedipus' life. They are all causes of Oedipus' tragic downfall. Will the prophecy about Oedipus come true"

Apollo was one cause of Oedipus' tragic downfall. He was a cause of Oedipus' tragic downfall because he told Lauis and Jocasta that their son Oedipus was going to grow up to kill his father and marry his mother. Therefore, Oedipus was sent away by his to be killed parents. Then as Oedipus grew up, he went to the oracle himself. The oracle also told him that he would grow up to kill his...

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