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Essay | Pride and Other Foibles Led To Oedipus's Downfall

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Pride and Other Foibles Led To Oedipus's Downfall

Summary: Pride led to Oedipus's downfall in Sophocles's "Oedipus the King," but other factors contributed to his tragedy. His father's actions led to the altercation between Laius and Oedipus and his parents' belief in their ability to change fate also caused problems.
In "Oedipus the King" by Sophocles, Oedipus's pride did contribute to the tragedy, but to call pride the downfall of the Oedipus is very foolish. Oedipus's downfall were caused by other forces as well and not just pride alone.

Oedipus and his pride is partially responsible for his downfall. Pride was what caused him to kill his father. He and Laius met at a crossroad. He didn't see the need to move away and believed Laius should be the one that moved because Oedipus was a very proud person. His birth father, a king, who is also a proud person, decided that the `commoner' should move for him. This caused the altercation between Laius and Oedipus and led to the death of Laius,and fullfuling of the first part of the prophecy. His pride also played a part in marriage to his...

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