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Essay | To What Extent is Oedipus Responsible for His Own Downfall?

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To What Extent is Oedipus Responsible for His Own Downfall?

Summary: Explores themes from Oedipus Rex, the epic adventure by the Greek philosopher Sophocles. Provides theories on who is responsible for Oedipus' downfall.
A special attribute of Greek tragedy is that the central character is known to have a tragic imperfection that contribute to the fall of the character. In the play Oedipus Rex this characteristic is not an exception. Nevertheless, until what point was Oedipus responsible for his own downfall? There are many theories that can give an answer to this question. Was it destiny or a manipulation of the gods? Or was it a punishment for his actions to his parents? Was anyone else responsible for his downfall too (Jocasta, Laius)? In this essay I will prove that even though he is not the only one to blame for his downfall, he is the major person responsible for his ruin.

We can not make him responsible for acting in the way he did. If we were in his position I am...

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