A mythological or legendary figure often of divine descent endowed with great strength or ability is called Hero. A man admired for his achievements and noble qualities. In Early Greek plays, they are taller and larger than any other men. They were very strange and attractive. While anti hero is a protagonist or notable figure who is conspicuously lacking in heroic qualities. Or a person or thing blamed for a particular evil or difficulty. Sophocles is one of the renowned great tragic writers during the Early Greek period. He was the younger contemporary of Aeschylus and the older contemporary of Euripides. Sophocles won his first victory at the Dionysian dramatic festival in 468, however, defeating the great Aeschylus in the process. This began a career of unparalleled success and longevity. And one of his Stunning success was the story of Oedipus. This story started when Oedipus has been made King of Thebes, in gratitude for his freeing the people from the plague brought on them by the presence of the riddling Sphinx. Since Laius, the former king, had shortly before been killed, Oedipus has been further honored by the hand of Queen Jocasta. Now another deadly pestilence is raging and the people have come to ask Oedipus to rescue them as before. The King has anticipated their need, however. Creon, Jocasta’s brother, returns at the very moment from Apollo’s oracle with the announcement that all will be well if Laius’ murderer be found and cast from the city. In an effort to discover the murderer, Oedipus sends for the blind prophet, Tiresias. Under protest the prophet names Oedipus himself as the criminal. Until they realized that there is a prophecy that the King Laius will be killed by his own son and the son will marry his own mother. And that is Oedipus. Oedipus really didn’t know he was the son of Laius because he was adopted by the King and Queen of Corinth. After the incident, Jocasta committed suicide…
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