Oedipus_Essay - Dylan Amankwaah Dr Larson ENGL 205 23...

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Dylan Amankwaah Dr. Larson ENGL 205 23 October 2019 The Human Condition in Oedipus The accepted perception of what a hero is is one that has qualities that are admired by all. A hero has a brilliant moral compass, is full of courage and bravery and is usually expected to save the fates of whatever community they’re apart of . They have good fundamental attributes that will allow whatever journey they inevitably set on to be easier. Yet, the hero is never fully complete, they aren't perfect. The hero has some tribulation, some obstacle that makes completion of the journey, more difficult. It is generally the lack of a specific internal characteristic that holds them back from an external issue. Part of the story, then, is when the hero must find something within themselves that allows them to them defeat the villain or obstacle is placed in front of him. The hero archetype, the general embodiment or model of the hero is paralleled with the idea of the human condition. In fact, in ancient times the people who consumed the literature, tended to use these forms of literature as a moral guidebook. The lessons

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