Oedipus response by Yare

When I started this book, my expectations were too low, because of the type of language, the time in which the book is located, and the type of writing, left this book out of what I like to read, I thought this reading would be really tedious, long and boring for me, but as I progressed in the story I found myself interested in the story, in what Oedipus was going through,

Honestly, my first impression about Oedipus was that he was a bad person, I mean how can someone kill so many people? and continue calling himself “a good person”, but little by little I entered the context of the time in which this book is developed. I realized that in these times that was not such a bad thing. Apart from a question that went through my mind did Oedipus really kill all those people by his own decision, or was just Apollo controlling his life?

And now that I have finished the book, I can say that I really liked how the character of Oedipus developed throughout this story, the progress he had as a person, his reactions to the situations that occurred, etc. Also what I like about this book is that it always keeps you in suspense about what will happen, at least I couldn’t predict anything that would happen next, which I normally could in other books.

I can conclude that despite the fact that I did not expect much, it was entertaining for me to read this book, I learned many things from the way it is written, from the words that are used, from the character of Oedipus, from the power of the prophecies or rather How powerful it can be to hear a prophecy about yourself and your future because it can lead you to predispose yourself, which I feel was a lot of what Oedipus did.

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