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D a v i s | 1Bonnie DavisENGL 205Spring 2017Professor MilsteinLiterary Analysis of Oedipus the KingI am doing my analysis of “Oedipus the King.” This is a narration, and it is about a man who became king after the previous king was murdered. In this tale, we learn a good deal about Oedipus which at first we did not know. This narration depicts how we take our lifetime journeysdepending on our choices. We learn about Oedipus choices he made and where this choice landed him. Oedipus’ fate, his journey for self-identification and his determination for a change.Oedipus the King was introduced by the triumphs of Oedipus. Oedipus was the king of Thebes. And at this time Thebes was suffering from a curse. This cures left the land and women barren and the dying of a plague. Oedipus had heard the cries of the people while offering his prayers. He was worried as cattle and crops were being damaged. Women and infant mortality rate were increasing because of the widespread disease. The only way to end this curse was to find and banish the one who murdered the previous king.

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