Oedipus.docx - Jason Gomez Professor Rodriguez ENGL R102 M/W 14 May 2018 Oedipus The King To be a good king you need to put aside your personal matters

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Jason Gomez Professor Rodriguez ENGL R102 M/W 14 May 2018 Oedipus The King To be a good king you need to put aside your personal matters and think about what’s best for your people. It’s not easy being in charge because people expect so much from you but you can only do so much to please them and this was the struggle Oedipus had. He had so many personal matters going on from the prophecy he was foretold and his ego. Ultimately sacrifices can be made but the more and more you try to avoid something the sooner it will catch back up with you. I wouldn't entirely call Oedipus a fool for not foreseeing his fate but at the same time he is a fool for not realizing everything that was told to him was so spot on. “You shall learn the secret of your marriage, which steered you to heaven in this house… but you and your children know nothing” (469). I believe what Tiresias is foretelling is that the marriage he has with Jocasta has been whats held him so high but soon he will come to realization of the disgust which is soon to come. “ I tell you, king, this man,
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