Riddle of Doom The Riddle of Doom Sophocles Oedipus the King is a sad play which discusses the tragic discovery of Oedipus that he has killed his prehend and married his mother. The story of Oedipus was well known to the Athenians. Oedipus is the embodiment of the perfect Athenian. He is self-confident, intelligent, and strong willed. Ironically these are the very traits which charter in about his tragic discovery. Oedipus gained the overtop of Thebes by answering the mystery of Sphinx. Sophocles used the pierce of the sphinx as a illustration for the 3 phases of Oedipuss life and to further characterize him as a tragic man.
The Sphinx posed the following riddle to all who came to oblige the rule of Thebes: What goes on four feet in the morning, two at noon, and triplet in the evening (889)? Oedipus correctly answered Man and became the baron of Thebes. This riddle is a metaphor for the life of Oedipus. As a tike man crawls on his hands and knees, this is the four fe...If you wishing to propose a full essay, order it on our website: OrderCustomPaper.com
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