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The Link Between Crash And Oedipus The King

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The film Crash, filmed by Paul Haggis, connects to Oedipus the King, a play, by Sophocles, because it both explains how everything relates to one another by faith, and the doomed faith of an arrogant person. Even though the film and play was made many years apart with different elements, they both show how the characters try to control their faith, even though it will still lead them to their abyss, and most of the time,their enlightenment. Both explain that people will always be bias by their “ranks” and other people’s “ranks” in society, which can not be changed until they see the downside of their actions. This essay will explain about Oedipus’s arrogance which leads to his doomed fate, and how the people in Crash deal with their racial bias against each other. It also explains that no one should judge people by their outer appearances, because people can be the total opposite in the inner appearances than outer.
In the play, Oedipus is hit with a doomed fate that he can never escape from. The fate of killing his own biological father and having sex with his own mother which leads him to have his own daughter/sister. Laius, Oedipus’s father, King of Thebes , tries to stop this fate from happening by leaving the baby Oedipus in a mountain to be killed, but it did not work, and Oedipus grows up as the adoptive son of a King and Queen in another kingdom. As an adult, Oedipus hears about his fate and runs away from adoptive parents, believing they are his biological, to try to escape from his fate. Which is ironic, because he runs to his fate. He does not know this for years after being King of Thebes, believing he has control over his fate, but with a prophet’s help and gathering up the clues, he finds out and makes himself blind for being blind about the truth.
The movie Crash shows different people and how they deal with racial bias in their lives. One of the characters, Jean, is a great example of a angry person who brings out all of her angry to other ethnicities. Jean is a rich woman who is...

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