Oedipus Rex

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In his plays, Sophocles depicts men and women as they ought to be rather than what they truly are. How is this true in the case of Oedipus? Who is the real Oedipus?

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    There have been books on the proposition in the first sentence, and although many critics repeat what you wrote, many others show instances in which Sophocles depected evil men as they were, not as they ought to be.
    Now view Oedipus in the light of reality: Was he a man as men ought to be? Judge not in our standards, but Greek standards.

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