Oedipus the King - Susan Wang Period 2 9/15/08 Oedipus the...

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Susan Wang Period 2 9/15/08 Oedipus the King 1. Oedipus was no different than the other man within Thebes. He was described to have no more knowledge than others. However, he enters the city and was able to correctly answer the Sphinx’s riddle, which pulled everyone out of misery. He then became the king of Thebes even though he was not believed to be a native of the city. The people trusted Oedipus because of his “godly” abilities. Oedipus also kept his word. Although the situation was more than a simple murder, he was brave enough to punish himself for his mistakes. Not a lot of people are courageous enough to admit their frailties. Oedipus was the one who never backed down during a crisis, despite the fear he had bottled up inside. While most people are attempting to figure out how to survive, Oedipus tried to save the city with his “ideals.” He sent Creon to Delphi to learn what Apollo's oracle says in order to find a solution to their problems. Creon returns with the message that stated that Thebes would only be safe if the murderer who killed King Laius was found and punished. The play describes that the people
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2011 for the course ENGLISH 75 taught by Professor Cheng during the Fall '06 term at Hong Kong Shue Yan.

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