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What is an example of a dramatic story?

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An example of a dramatic story is "Oedipus the King," a play written by Sophocles. This play is an Athenian tragedy that debuted around 429 BC.

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What is an example of a dramatic story?
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As in real life, when a story is called dramatic, that means it involves conflicts and emotions - exactly the things the story of Oedipus is filled with. When told in a chronological order, the story begins with Oedipus as a baby. Fearing the prophecy that his own son would kill him, the king sent Oedipus away, only to encounter him again years later as a stranger, who still ended up killing him during a roadside argument.

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