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Hubris In Oedipus The King By Sophocles

966 words - 4 pages

Sahil Patel
Mrs. Grgas
World Literature and Analysis- 4
17 December 2013

There are many historic and fictional figures where hubris led to their downfall. Hubris is defined as being arrogant and having pride for your self. There are many people that are led to their downfall because of hubris. People that are hubris are blinded and can’t see what they did wrong. Those who contain hubris only think about themselves and can’t see the big picture. They think the world revolves around them and think they are the best. They are always going to be successful but suddenly will drop down. They will do anything to make themselves look good. There are many people that contain hubris. Oedipus is a fictional character in the novel Oedipus the King by Sophocles. The novel focuses on hubris. Oedipus is a man that is blinded by hubris through his whole life. Oedipus killed his father and married his mother. Oedipus killed his father because he was filled with hubris and did not let him pass the intersection so he got mad and decided to slay him. Dr. Frank Tassone a historic figure was also filled with hubris which is what led to his downfall. Dr. Frank Tassone was the former superintendent of Roslyn. Hubris was the reason for Dr. Frank Tassone’s downfall. Dr.Tassone is very arrogant and believes the “world revolves around him”. Dr. Tassone was taking the schools and the parents money. He did not think it was wrong to take their money. Dr.Tassone was blinded for money. Bernie Madoff was also filled with hubris and was blind for money. Bernie Madoff was an American stockbroker and investment advisor. Bernie Madoff loved and was obsessed for money. Bernie thought that his company Bernard Madoff Investment Securities LLC was the best. Another person that is filled with hubris is Alex Rodriguez. Alex Rodriguez is an American baseball player. He is also similar to Dr. Frank Tassone and Bernard Madoff.Alex Rodriguez is also blinded for money. He was very arrogant and thinks that he was better than everyone in the NewYork Yankees team. He wanted carry the team on his shoulders, but he couldn’t. He tried to be the best by taking steroids and was tested positive. He was blinded because he did not think he will get caught and will be the best player in MLB history. Dr. Frank Tassone, Bernard Madoff,Alex Rodriguez and Oedipus were all filled with hubris which led to their downfalls.
Dr. Frank Tassone the superintendent of Roslyn was filled with hubris and is blind for money. Dr.Tassone was the school superintendent of Roslyn for 11 years. He was loved and people cared for him. Dr.Tassone grew up in Bronx and was the son of educators. He was married but his wife died. He taught English in Westchester...

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