Monday, November 5, 2012

Oedipus Big Question:

The play Oedipus Rex provides a platform where one can base their quality as a leader. Oedipus sees himself more as a leader than a king which is both admirable and desirable in regards to men with power. How does he possess this quality though? Is it born or acquired over time? It is evident that in history there are two kinds of leaders we come across. The ones who take their peoples needs into first account and the ones whose own needs are their only focus. Humans are inherently selfish but do not always choose to act upon it. Oedipus is one of those people. He cares more for the well being and responsibility for his people than his own. Does this quality show up in those who have gone through the process of "growing up"? Is growing up based on the idea of compromise and selflessness? 

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