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Oedipus the King (Part 1 of 3)

In Oedipus the King (Part 1 of 3) I noticed this passage:

“OEDIPUS: Everything you speak is all so cryptic—like a riddle.

TEIRESIAS: Well, in solving riddles, are you not the best there is?

OEDIPUS: Mock my excellence, but you will find out I am truly great.” (Sophocles 12).

I chose this passage because it reflects Odeipus’s overall feelings toward Teiresias in a simple way. I like this passage because I am often annoyed by people who, forgive me for using a cliche, but “beat around the bush” when speaking, so I understand Oedipus’s frustration with Tiresias as this point in the story. I am interested to see how this relationship will unfold throughout the rest of the play, because they seem to have different personality types that add volume to the story.

Source: Oedipus the King (Part 1 of 3)

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