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Tragic Hero - Oedipus Rex
is saying, "Maybe the gods do exist. Oedipus Rex Oedipus Rex is considered the most perfect of Greek tragedies and Sophocles the definitive Greek. Then one member would take the role of a character. (Originally an archery target was a point.) We'll hear about hamartia again.
Laius and Jocasta were king and queen of Thebes, a town in Greece. The leader struck Oedipus treacherously on the back of the head with the horse staff, Oedipus turned and hit the leader in the chest with his own staff, knocking him out of the chariot. Dictionary of the Theatre: Terms, Concepts, and Analysis.
But "Oedipus the King" does shock us, and is intended to. Oedipus himself, as portrayed in the myth, did not suffer from this neurosis at least, not towards Jocasta, whom he only met as an adult (if anything, such feelings would have been directed at Merope but there is no hint of that). Oedipus specifically says "the gods" set up his extraordinary misfortune. This is where we know something. Nitrates do not dilate atherosclerotic coronary arteries. Oedipus answered the monster's riddle correctly, defeating it and winning the throne of the dead king and the hand in marriage of the king's widow, and (unbeknownst to him) his mother Jocasta.