Oedipus

Length: 3 Pages 865 Words

INTERPRETIVE ESSAY No matter what good or bad life can bring, it’s impossible to be in control of everything. People go through a day like it is nothing and get too caught up in the past and in the future. People regret mistakes they made in the past and hope their future turns out a little better. They hope for a better future and better memories. We lose control of the past and hope to gain back the control in the future, but no one realizes that the present is now. So much is talked about in the past and future that we neglect our present. Problems occur in life and when those problems start, we need to remember that we can’t always be in control of things. We need to live life and not let life live us. We can’t keep trying to control life’s actions because we’re only human. People don’t live in perfect worlds and live perfect lives. Life will bring us many obstacles and it’s our job to overcome those obstacles with a conscious body and mind. Oedipus lived a life of drama. He went through many years with an unconscious mind. Recognizing and living with the truth was hard for Oedipus. He wanted more attention in life when people would congratulate him or praise him. (Page 78) “It is not as deeming you ra Continue...


He was very selfish and only thought about what he wanted to overcome. Oedipus liked getting the attention and wanted more. People got tired of Oedipus having so much power. It was too much for Teiresias to handle that he had to tell Oedipus. We also spend too much time controlling things, that we lose our own perspective of our self. When bad things happen people can decide whether to fix what happened or do nothing and let those bad things run them over. What about those people who do nothing and get rewarded anyway Do they control their own future or is it all planned out in some way that we can never find out We crave for love, attention and most of all power; the power to have control of our own lives and maybe others as well. This quote talks about how people could be influenced very easily. After being ranked with the gods, his next goal was to get more power. This quotes says that no matter who you are or who you become, you should never crave to have the power of control over anything or anyone. His life went well over his head and he didn't even know it. If people didn't praise Oedipus, I don't think he would have received the big head he actually had at that time. He didn't realize that he wasn't god. People just couldn't stand Oedipus anymore.