Oedipus Rex or Oedipus the King

In what sense is Oedipus,though a king, also an "everyman" figure?

In other words,how might this play be said to explore something fundamental about the limitation involved in being human?

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Oedipus represents the "Everyman," he represents people, who are often wise, but also foolish. He represents people's strong longing for home and the truth about themselves. Oedipus has a strong sense of hubris as well as pathos which, like all of us, guides his motivations and experiences.