Oedipus the King
Oedipus the King The Greek drama Oedipus the King is plainly a catastrophe. In the play there are various accounts of physical and mental suffering. Although Laius and Jocasta are the driver that begins the story in Oedipus the King, Oedipus takes the role of the driver and ends up being the reason for all tragedy to others. In the play Oedipus triggers some of his own suffering. Oedipus’s pride gets him into situations that cause him to suffer later in the play. “He tore the brooches-the gold went after brooches attaching he robe– away from her and raising them up high rushed them on his own eyeballs … (pg. 446). Oedipus finds Jocasta in her space after she hung herself and repents. Oedipus has a lot pride that he puts himself into rejection when he is confronted with any situation that can injure his pride. To safeguard his pride he stabs himself in the eyes and pokes them out. After really blinding himself he Oedipus banishes himself due to the fact that he feel that he doesn’t should have to die instantly, he must suffer for the rest of his life. Not only does he need to handle self-inflicted suffering but the suffering dealt by others.
In the play Oedipus is likewise a victim if suffering. Numerous characters cause Oedipus to suffer throughout the play and that is what makes the play a disaster. Oedipus’s moms and dads Laius and Jocasta cause him the most considerable suffering by abandoning him on the mountain because his fate was still chosen. In the play the oracle Teiresias tells Oedipus “you are the land’s contamination” (pg. 441). Teiresias is telling Oedipus that he is the reason why the pester has actually been placed on the city which the prophecy has come to life.
Oedipus is then mad and rejects the genuine fact which is being told by Teiresias. Oedipus causes others to suffer since he has excessive pride and refuses to hear the fact from other characters in the play. Oedipus’s metaphorical loss of sight causes him to inflict suffering onto others. Oedipus’s uncontrollable anger and drive to find out the truth turns him into an evil character. Oedipus tells Creon “Yes, and it exists you’ve shown yourself incorrect good friend. “(pg. 446). Oedipus tries to defend his pride by ccusing Creon of killing Laius and committing treason. Oedipus then informs Teiresias “Had you had eyes I would had stated alone you killed him.” Being accused angers Teiresias and informs Oedipus that prophecy has come true and he eliminated his own father. Oedipus’s inability to see the truth is the source of the disaster in the play. Oedipus is so eager to find Laius’ killer hi neglects Teiresias who informs him that he is the genuine killer. Oedipus informs Teiresias; “And who has taught you reality? Not your profession definitely! “(pg. 441).
Oedipus is insisting that Teiresias isn’t a real prophet and he is threating him because Teiresias is consistently calling him a murderer. Oedipus’s temper blinds him greatly and causes him to suffer a lot more. Oedipus takes the role of the driver and becoming the lead reason for disaster although Laius and Jocasta were the catalyst at the start of the play. Greek catastrophe is exemplified in Oedipus the King because of the topic and the action onstage. Oedipus falls from his high position due to fate that he can not leave, which is common of a terrible hero.