Oedipus outline-1 - In Sophocles Oedipus the King,Oedipus reveals the failings and limitations of human nature nevertheless he also reveals its

Oedipus outline-1 - In Sophocles Oedipus the King,Oedipus...

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In Sophocles' Oedipus the King,Oedipus reveals the failings and limitations of human nature; nevertheless, he also reveals its greatness--its godlike potential. Oedipus is full of rage, hubris, unreasonableness, and even blasphemy; at the same time, he is loving, self-sacrificing, and courageous.I. At his worst, Oedipus reveals human failings and limitations such as rage, hubris,unreasonableness, and blasphemy.A. The human tendency to rage is clearly seen when ___ crossroads = homicideB. The overweening or excessive pride of humans, which the Greeks called hubris is obvious in___________Oedipus is blinded by his pride and cannot accept that he could not avoid his fate. The irony is that the only time Oedipus is not blinded by his pride, is when he blinds himself physically. Had Oedipus not had some much pride, he would have listened to Creon and understood the truth in Teiresias. His pride, blindness, and foolishness all play a part in the tragedy that befalls him. Oedipus's pride sets it all off; when a drunken man

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