Oedipus the King Essay | Religion in Oedipus Rex

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Religion in Oedipus Rex

Summary: Discusses Sophocles' Oedipus Rex. Examines how religion adversely affects society. Maintains that Oedipus' arrogant actions challenge the traditional role of the gods, which largely contributes to his downfall.
In the 5th century B.C., the Greeks tried to make the most out of life and wanted to know the best way to live in that society. The polytheistic Greeks began to study mankind in order to determine between the rights and wrongs of the society. Religion intertwined with their theorization and strong beliefs became apparent. As the society advanced with many cities, Greek religion became more complex. Each city identified itself with different deities. Gods embody all good; therefore, they gods were always set first in the Greek lives. The Greeks believed that the gods controlled all and fate was what moved life. In Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, religion adversely affects the society.

Oedipus' arrogant actions challenge the traditional role of the gods, which largely contributes to his downfall. The arrogance of Oedipus is suppressed when he travels against warnings to the oracle of Delphi...

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