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Impact Of Hubris Draft Explaining Oedipus And Julius Caesar On How Hubris Has Impacted Them English 10 H Essay

612 words - 3 pages

Johnathan Ong
Ms. Lindemann
English 10 Honors, Period 4
21 December 2017
Impact of Hubris Semester Essay Final Draft
In Sophocles' play, Oedipus Rex, Sophocles makes a statement about the pride of even the noblest of humans, providing several instances of hubris resulting in the Suffering of Oedipus and others. In Shakespeare's play, Julius Caesar, Shakespeare invokes tragic flaw within Caesar filled with overconfidence leads to their undoing. In Sophocles’ play, Antigone, Sophocles portrays Creon hubris in his actions of ruling, punishment, as well as usage of power, after the situation was too late. Although Oedipus, Caesar, and Creon all demonstrate hubris, each uniquely manifests their arrogance in their own ways that guide them to negative outcomes.
Oedipus openly expresses his arrogance and evokes the feeling that he is some sort of living legend to his people. For instance, one of his very first lines in the play clearly portrays excessive pride, as he announces himself before his people. “I Oedipus whom all men call the Great.” (Page 262). This statement exemplifies Oedipus’ hubris through his proudness of successfully solving the riddle of the Sphinx. By introducing this as one of Oedipus’s first lines, Sophocles locks the lens of the audience’s view of Oedipus as arrogant because he only cares for himself and no other.
Calpurnia clearly distinguishes her awareness about Caesar’s character from the recollection of her dream considered as a bad omen. Calpurnia clearly states,“Your wisdom is consumed in confidence” (Page 728, Act II, Line 49), using her ability to persuade him to stay home by signs of danger. Decius presents the argument that Calpurnia’s dream is amiss interpreted, her dream is a good omen, which convinces Caesar to go to the Senate because he cannot be kept at home by his wife’s fears. Calpurnia felt that Caesar had become...

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