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This explains the nonsenseabout "tragic flaws" and "hybris".
Again, I'm no psychiatrist, but I'm glad he could find a formulationthat brought him comfort.Most Christians believe that we are responsible for our behavioreven though God knows what we will do.
If you want something nice,.What's here?
Then you will know you arepredestined for salvation."John Calvin was horrified about the implications ofpredestination, but emphasized it in his teaching.
Soon Oedipus's smarts saved the town of Thebes, and he was made king.
The chorus, in a song, calls on the various gods (includingTriple Artemis, in her aspects as huntress, moon-goddess, andgoddess of dark sorcery), to save them from the plague and from theevil god Ares, who is ordinarily the god of war but is herethe god of general mass death.
The kindness he was shown at the end made the city itself blessed.
Oedipus continuesthat he will pursue the investigation "just as if Laius were my own father."(Irony.) The Chorus says that Apollo ought to come right out and saywho the murderer is.
Even if you try to thwart yourdestiny, you won't succeed!
(The Chorus's job is to say what ordinary peoplethink.) Oedipus says, "Nobody can make the gods do what they don't want to."The chorus suggests bringing in the blind psychic, Teiresias.
I can't see what kind of sense this makes.
Oedipus asks his help finding the killers,ending up by saying, "The greatest thing you can do with your lifeis to use all your special talents to help others unselfishly."Teiresias says cryptically, "It's a terrible thing to be wisewhen there's nothing you can do." (As A.A.