Oedipus The King
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|Oedipus The King
Oedipus: King Of Riddles?
In Greek mythology the oracles or gods are rarely wrong in their
predictions of the future. Yet the characters still try to fight the
predictions. Do their personalities and traits decide their future, or does
fate take its course no matter what? Oedipus was a shrewd man furnished
with wit and intellect, yet his lack of insight (the ability to see and
understand clearly the inner nature of himself) and his arrogance led to
his demise, not fate.
Oedipus's areté (an exceptional ability or gift) was unravelling
riddles, and solving any puzzles with ease. He had a surplus of the
aptitude to look outward, but unfortunately he had a deficiency of the
ability to look inward. This talent of looking outward made him renowned
for deciphering riddles and mysteries. Yet when Tiresias appears and speaks
in riddles, Oedipus cannot solve them because of his lack of insight.
Tiresias's riddles are clear in what they state...
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