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Oedipus the King's Flaws

Summary: Examines the play Oedipus the King, by Sophocles. Describes three flaws of Oedipus. Details how all of these flaws will lead to Oedipus' fall in the end.
In Oedipus the King by Sophocles, Oedipus, the ruler of Thebes, approaches a group of unhappy citizens, represented by a priest, and asks them what is wrong. They answer that the city is dying and that they are sick and poor. Oedipus sympathizes and tells them that, as their ruler, he is also troubled by the sickness of the city, and has already taken steps to see that something be done about it. In his journey to help the city Oedipus finds a lot out about him self as well. That's were his major flaws come in and they are hubris, his bad temper, and his rational behavior. All of these flaws will lead to Oedipus' fall in the end.

One of Oedipus' flaws was he was hubris or arrogant, to almost everyone he came in contact to. Even his own family like his brother-in-law Creon...

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