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Lessons from "Oedipus the King"

Summary: American playwright Arthur Miller wrote an essay about the Greek tragedy "Oedipus the King" by Sophocles. Miller says this epic poem teaches us that truth and humility are central components of living "the right way." The poem teaches us humbleness and what we can learn from the truth. It teaches us how one man's life experience brought him enlightenment and how our experiences can bring us the same thing. It shows the true meaning of a tragedy and how tragic plays can affect the audience.
What do we learn from the tragedy "Oedipus The King"? However, American playwright Arthur Miller encourages us to look deeper into the epic poem that is crying out to be understood. He wants us to see how tragedies like Sophocles' Oedipus the King can "bring us knowledge or enlightenment about the right way of living in the world." (Literature and its Writers, 1004). And if we look deeper we can see all the different ways we relate what is on stage to our lives. Although Oedipus the King is an odd story, it still relates to our 21st century lives in many ways. Oedipus the King teaches us the truth and that humility are central components of living with Miller calls, "the right way."

Oedipus the King taught the Athenians about how they should never question the Gods. Oedipus begins thinking that he himself is better...

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