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Oedipus the King's character traits

E.R. Dodds believes Oedipus the king is a play about human greatness, "Oedipus is great, not in virtue of a great worldly position --for his worldly position is an allusion which will vanish like a dream- but in virtue of his inner strength: strength to pursue the truth at whatever personal cost, and strength to accept and endure it when found." do you agree with him? Refer to the play in your response to this passage.

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As E.R. DOdds suggests, I, too, concur that Oedipus the king exemplifies human greatness. His greatness manifests for me in his "virtue of his inner strength: strength to pursue the truth at whatever personal cost, and strength to accept and endure it when found."

For me, he leads by example and exudes perseverance as he battles not only humans and is tested repeatedly, but he also fights with Fate. His ...

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Oedipus the King's character traits are briefly examined using Dodd's literary remarks as a lens.

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