Oedipus Victim Of Fate

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    Fate

    The Fate of A Cockroach A Modern Adaptation By Ray Alcodray (Adapted from the plays “Fate Of A Cockroach” and "Not A Thing Out of Place" by Tawfik Al-Hakim) Cast of Cockroaches King Queen Minister Savant Priest Cast of Humans Adil Samia Youssef Doctor Ray Alcodray 1420 Dacosta Dearborn, MI 48128 U.S.A. 313 563 4126 info@arabtheater.org The Fate of A Cockroach - Copyright Ray Alcodray 2003 Page 1 of 49 The play opens in the Cockroach kingdom. A place behind the wall of the

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    Oedipus

    the plots conflict. Oedipus is about a man that leaves his city of Corinth after he is told he is going to kill his father and have sex with his mother. Scared he leaves for another city called Thebes. At the cross roads he meet an old man and five of his servants. They were picking on him so enraged he killed the old man and four of the servants. The one servant that lived went back went back and told Queen Jocasta that her husband was killed by a bunch of thieves. Oedipus still on his way to Thebes

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    Oedipus the King – STUDY GUIDE Section 1 – Greek Culture Home of the Greek Gods & Goddesses… Mount Olympus King of the Gods… Zeus Type of politics that began in Athens… Democracy God of War & Wisdom… Athena Peloponnesian War between… Athens & Sparta Wealthy landowners… Aristocrats Women were appreciated in… Sparta Most famous artist… Sculptor Women treated like slaves in… Athens City that liked poetry, writing and art… Athens Military state… Sparta Another word for slaves…

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    Fate or Coincidence

    Jane Wearren Mr. McGill English- Block B 25 October 2012 Fate or Coincidence Fate can be described as something that which is inevitably predetermined. People say things happen for a reason and at times people cannot control how things go. In Oedipus the King, Oedipus hears from a prophet that he will kill his father and marry his mother. One day on his way into the city he encountered some people whom and he got in a fight with and ended up killing, little did he know it was his father

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    Does Shakepare Show Romeo and Juliet as Victim of Fate

    do you think Shakespeare presents Romeo and Juliet as victims of fate? “Romeo and Juliet” is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare in 1597, when people believed that their lives were controlled by fate, like a force or spirit that decides the course a person’s life should take. They believed in magic, horoscopes and that the Sun, Moon and stars could change their destiny. In this play Shakespeare presents Romeo and Juliet as victims of fate in many different ways. At the prologue of the play

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    Predestination of Oedipus

    Predestination of Oedipus Sophocles’s classic greek myth Oedipus Rex tells the complicated story of Oedipus’s life, status, and destination. Unlike other plays, expected outcome is known to the audience before it happens in the play. Based on a prophecy, King of Thebes will be killed by his thrown away son, the protagonist, Oedipus. At the beginning of the play, not only Oedipus’s destination is exposed to the public, but also his father, King Laius and his mother, Queen Jocasta’s destination is

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    happens for a reason”? Ever have your grandma tell you the wonderful story about how she and grandpa met? Ever think something was “meant to be”? If you answered yes to at least one of the questions then you indeed have experienced a little piece of fate. Connecting certain scenarios & consequences together have boggled the minds of scientists and people to believe that all the small things that happen in someone’s life are a part of a larger plan moved by an unexplained, supernatural force. For

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    Oedipus the King

    Sophocles Oedipus the King Translated by Ian Johnston Malaspina University-College Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada Richer Resources Publications Arlington, Virginia USA Sophocles Oedipus the King copyright 2007 by Richer Resources Publications All rights reserved Cover Art by Ian Crowe. No part of this book may be reproduced in whole or in part without express permission from the publisher except for brief excerpts in review. Reprint requests and requests for additional copies of this

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    Fate Fate Fate

    she has little skill as a magus, or perhaps because she has a complex about being a magus, she always acts frightened around other people. Haughty at home but meek outside. At home she acts self-assured. (When like this she is similar to Rin from Fate/stay night, but she isn’t brimming with confidence like Rin. Rather, she acts more like a child) Because her older sister who departed the world 8 years ago was a genius, she has a complex about her ordinariness. Although her father, who also died

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    Oedipus’ Blinding Fate in Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex

    In Sophocles‘ Oedipus Rex, many mishaps and mistakes troubled the character Oedipus. He was a ruler with a kingdom in distress. As a ruler he promised to his people that he would do whatever he could to help them. However, his name of Oedipus nor the decisions he made ever really helped his people. Oedipus was a man cursed with a fate and remarked that the god Apollo brought his sick fate upon him but the blinding hand was his own. Fate took over Oedipus’ life, but free will led to his destruction

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    Composition II 24 March 2013 Oedipus’s Downfall The downfall of Oedipus is entirely the responsibility of the gods and not himself. A plague has stricken Thebes. It is said plague will end when the murderer of Laius, former king of Thebes, is caught and expelled; the murderer is within the city. Oedipus, current King of Thebes, vows to find the murderer, and put an end to the terrible plague. Oedipus is driven by the fate intended by the gods, and there is nothing he can do to prevent the

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    Oedipus the King

    Oedipus the King Although the social standards of fifth century B.C. Greece allowed humans free will, Oedipus, in Oedipus the King written by Sophocles, was not allowed to demonstrate this. Oedipus was a leader of his time became a horrific tragedy because of this. Oedipus’s fate forced him to unconsciously go against the laws and moral precepts, ultimately leading to incest, murder, and his own self-destruction. Oedipus the King is a story told by Sophocles that shows major tragedy. Oedipus

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    Oedipus Puppet of Fate

    Puppet of Fate and Prophecy Fate can be defined in many ways from many different opinions. It can be defined as what one’s actions are or what one’s God has planned for him. Usually, fate is determined beyond one’s control. In the tragic play, Oedipus the King, Oedipus often faces many difficult situations that result in his own suffering. Displaying his harmartia, Oedipus could have used his mental vision and problem solving skills to prevent himself from being turned into a puppet of fate and prophecy

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    Oedipus Rex

    Oedipus was an inferior monarch. He was unjust to many of his people and is not only an arrogant King, but an ignorant one. However, one of Oedipus’ major accomplishments was ridding the country of the sphinx, back when Oedipus first arrived in Thebes. It seems that Oedipus’ life was largely based on pride. Pride was ultimately what led to King Lauis’ murder, the killing of the sphinx and him becoming king. As he became more powerful, his pride eventually began to get the better of him. He refused

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    Oedipus the King

    The story of Oedipus the King, is about his destiny and choices he makes along the way. Oedipus from the beginning was destined to kill his father and marry his mother. The God’s had already set this life for the king, but they never expected him to make the decisions he made to fulfill his destiny. When the play begins, the citizens of Thebes are begging their king, Oedipus, to take away the plague that threatens to destroy the city. Oedipus sent his brother-in-law, Kreon, to talk to the oracle

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    Oedipus

    Used By Sophocles in Oedipus The King Sophocles’ play Oedipus The King is filled with many situations of Irony from beginning to the end. There is irony in Oedipus’ name itself; also Oedipus’ entire life from birth is set up to be a tragedy spoken by the god’s. In the end of the play there is also irony in the way Oedipus becomes blind, both literally and metaphorically. Another example of irony in this play is the three-way crossroads where Oedipus slain his own father. Oedipus gets his name, as

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    Honors 9/30/13 Irony in Sight Throughout Sophacles’ play Oedipus Rex, he uses sight and blindness to demonstrate irony and the hubris of Oedipus. This is marked by Oedipus’ unwillingness or inability to understand that which is clear to the audience. His hubris (extreme pride) is his tragic flaw, truly blinding him from the truth. Oedipus eventually blinds himself, and it is then that he can finally “see”. From the very beginning, Oedipus was blinded by pride. Throughout the play, it is the one greatest

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    Oedipus the King Fate and Flaw

    Oedipus, the ruler of Thebes, approaches a group of unhappy citizens, represented by a priest, and asks them what is wrong. They answer that the city is dying and that they are sick and poor. Oedipus sympathizes and tells them that, as their ruler, he is also troubled by the sickness of the city, and has already taken steps to see that something be done about it. The first step he has taken was to send Creon to Apollo's shrine to see what the god recommends they do. As Creon appears, he tells them

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    Hawkins 1  Bethany Hawkins  Shaver  World Lit.  15 May 2014    Oedipus the King: Blind to His Own Fate  In Sophocles’ play, Oedipus the King there are contradictory situations relating to the ability to  see things literally compared to having vision symbolically: The oracle is blind, but can see Oedipus’  fate, Oedipus cannot see his own fate and thinks that he has avoided it at all costs,and Jocasta deceives  herself into thinking that the prophecy is not true. This motif repeats again and again in this story and 

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    Oedipus Rex

    In Oedipus Tyranous, Sophocles, is having the audience ask a question as the play progresses; was Oedipus’s punishment fit for the crime that he has committed. Among the crime we as an audience ask are self why does Oedipus insist in finding the murderer of Laius, is this a self fulfilling prophecy that he is trying to answer or in the back of his mind does he already know the answer of who killed Laius; during all of this does the free will of Oedipus stand out or is his free will diminished at

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    Oedipus the King

    In his Poetics, Aristotle outlined the ingredients necessary for a good tragedy, and he based his formula on what he considered to be the perfect tragedy, Sophocles’ Oedipus the King. According to Aristotle, a tragedy must be an imitation of life in the form of a serious story that is complete in itself. A good tragedy will evoke pity and fear in its viewers, causing the viewers to experience a feeling of catharsis. Catharsis, in Greek, means "purgation" or "purification"; running through the gamut

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    Oedipus and Hamlet

    According to Aristotle, tragedy “depicts the downfall of a noble hero or heroine, usually through some combination of hubris, fate, and the will of the gods. The tragic hero's powerful wish to achieve some goal inevitably encounters limits, usually those of human frailty (flaws in reason, hubris, society), the gods (through oracles, prophets, fate), or nature” (Reeves 175). Aristotle says that the tragic hero should have a flaw and/or make some mistake (hamartia). The hero does not necessarily have

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    Oedipus Rex

    tragedies, Oedipus Rex, by Sophocles tells of the misfortune of a great man who tried to fight a terrible fate, ultimately bringing down misfortune and sorrow upon them. King Oedipus, ruler of Thebes, the protagonist and tragic hero of the play, hears of a terrible prophecy condemning him to slay his own father and bed his mother, leading him to run far away from the place he considered his home. However, as many Greek playwrights, Sophocles underscored the impossibility of fighting a fate set by the

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    Oedipus and Fate

    idea of fate has existed alongside humans since before the creation of even the most primitive, simplistic religions. Throughout history, there has always been a clear divide between those who believe in fate and destiny, and those who believe in their own free will. The struggle to prove or disprove the existence of fate is one that has been present along with the idea of fate since its beginning. In Oedipus the King, Sophocles not only clearly shows his own opinion on the existence of fate, but also

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    Oedipus the King: Free Will or Fate?

    Oedipus the King: Free Will or Fate? A common debate that still rages today is whether we as a species have free will or if some divine source, some call it fate, controls our destiny. The same debate applies to Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus. Does Oedipus control his actions, or are they predetermined by the gods? It’s that question that makes Oedipus a classic, and many different people think many different things. With all the oracles and talk of prophecies, its obvious that

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    Oedipus Rex

    this every now and then. In the book Oedipus Rex by Sophocles the main character Oedipus does not think about this and his bad choices led to his ill fate. He chose to walk down the middle of the road, angering King Laius and his men. He chose to not listen to Tiresias. Lastly he chose to enter the city of Thebes. Oedipus’ bad choice of walking down the middle of the road on his way to Thebes, and angering King Laius and his men led to his fate. While Oedipus is on is way to the city of Thebes he

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    Tragic Flaws of Oedipus “Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness” (King Jr). Currently, we are living in an era that is filled with much greed and selfishness. However, selfishness and greed is a natural trait of the human population. The difference maker in each individual person is amount of selfishness that is chosen to be revealed. For example, in World War II, Hitler’s choice to invade Russia was what ultimately

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    Oedipus

    Oedipus Is to Blame In Sophicle's Oedipus The King, Oedipus plays the lead character in the play. Oedipus plays blindfolded throughout the play. His character that he betrays is typical of those who honestly believe they have no part in the situation that occurs. I agree with Bernard Knox that Oedipus is responsible for the tragic outcome of the play. Oedipus's investigation of the death of King Laius is the reason for the tragic ending. The scene where Oedipus

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    Oedipus Rex

    Oedipus Rex and Antigone- Sophocles “Oedipus Rex” and “Antigone”, plays by the Greek playwright Sophocles take place in the land of Thebes and have their central ideas as the question of justice. The two plays have several attributes in common and also have some differences. Both plays fall under the tragedy genre where the respective kings, King Oedipus in “Oedipus Rex” and King Creon in “Antigone”, display lack of justice and get punished as a result. In “Oedipus Rex”, King Oedipus displays

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    Fate

    Fate, Mistakes or Something Else? Is there such a thing as a mistake? We all talk about how everything happens for a reason. I believe in the idea of timing. I realize that our experiences shape us. They make us who we are, and we would not be who we are without them. In life, we learn to accept the decisions we make, and we call them decisions rather than mistakes because they are all part of the master plan that develop us into who we will eventually be when we die? I do not know. When do we become

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    Oedipus

    Sophocles' Oedipus the King, the themes of fate and free will are very strong throughout the play. Only one, however, brought about Oedipus' downfall and death. Both points could be argued to great effect. In ancient Greece, fate was considered to be a rudimentary part of daily life. Every aspect of life depended and was based upon fate (Nagle 100). It is common belief to assume that mankind does indeed have free will and each individual can decide the outcome of his or her life. Fate and free will

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    Oedipus Rex

    big role in Sophocles' play "Oedipus Rex,” translated by Dudley Fittz and Robert Fitzgerald, the consequences of wanting to know the truth led to an unforeseen exile. Though Oedipus was very dignified, his pursuit for knowledge and truth resulted in ruin as Oedipus uncovered his destiny, which he was better off not knowing. Because Oedipus was a king of great honor; his power prevented him from acknowledging the words of his own people and accepting the truth. Oedipus, once a man of power and wealth

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    situations where the truth needs to heard. Oedipus’ actions reveal the universal truth: the truth does not always want to be heard. In Oedipus Rex, the idea of the truth is apparent. Oedipus knows he is cursed, however, he does not want to believe it will ever occur. Oedipus goes through many crossroads, and is challenged with the truth. Tiresias, the blind prophet, is known for expressing the truth, “I say that you are Laius’ murderer – He whom you seek” (14). Oedipus refuses to believe the truth, since

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    Is Oedipus a Hero

    your opinion, is Oedipus a hero? Think about what you found heroic in previous characters we encountered: Gilgamesh, Enkidu, Roland. How does Oedipus compare? Also, does Oedipus have a character flaw that affects his fate? There are many types of heroes, but Oedipus happens to be a tragic hero. Throughout the story, it is pretty safe to say that Oedipus is a tragic hero. In Aristotle’s work, he has made this point very apparent. There are three main reasons why I think Oedipus is a tragic hero

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    Oedipus

    Oedipus was a mythical Greek king of Thebes, a tragic hero in the Greek mythology. Oedipus accidentally fulfilled the prophecy and despite his efforts not to, he end up killing his father and marrying his mother, and brought disaster to his city and family. It is well known that “Oedipus represents two enduring themes of Greek myth and drama: the flawed nature of humanity and an individual's role in the course of destiny in a harsh universe”. Is Oedipus character his destiny? Is what happens to

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    Oedipus

    revaltion in the play that Oedipus sees V. Talk about Apollos power and the meaning of that and conclude to paper with that. The first criterion of a Greek tragedy is that the protagonist be a good person; doubly blessed with a good heart and noble intention. Sophocles reveals immediately at the start of the play that Oedipus is such a man. As is common in the Greek tragedy Oedipus is also an aristocrat. Born of the King and Queen of Thebes he is of true nobility. Oedipus on the other-hand believes

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    The Use of Chance in Oedipus vs. Chronicle of a Death Foretold

    Jillian Smith anderson IB English Period 2 4 November 2012 The Use of Chance in Chronicle of a Death Foretold versus Oedipus the King Chance can serve many different purposes in works of literature. Whether it is to display a certain idea or to simply add to the author's writing style, chance can have a very significant effect on a reader or an audience. In Oedipus the King by Sophocles and Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, both writers use chance to develop their plots

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    Oedipus Rex

    The philosopher Aristotle wrote his work Poetics as a deconstruction of aesthetics approximately 50 years after the death of Sophocles, the author of Oedipus Rex. Aristotle was a great admirer of the works of Sophocles and is said to have considered Oedipus Rex to be the perfect tragedy and the basis for his thoughts in Poetics. He defines tragedy as, “an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain magnitude; in language embellished with each kind of artistic ornament, the

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    Oedipus

    Assignment 1 Extract 4 (Sophocles, Oedipus the King) In Greek Tragedy the medium, as in all forms of poetry is language, to convey a story through an imitation of an action, or as Aristotle defines in S.H. Butcher’s translation of Poetics “Tragedy is a mimesis of a praxis.” (Jones, 2000). This translates to an imitation/ representation of an action. Oedipus the King is structured into five episodes with a prologue to begin, each scene is introduced by the

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    Oedipus Rex

    Fate: A House Inside a House In Oedipus Rex Oedipus and king Laius prove “No skill in the world, nothing human can penetrate the future”. They prove that fate is set in stone and no one can change it. Oedipus is the first character to demonstrate this in the play. He tried everything to avoid his who he thought was his birth parents to avoid the future he was told. It was predicted by Teiresias that he would kill his father and marry his mother. Oedipus with the extent of his knowledge he really

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    Oedipus Predestined Fate vs Random Chance

    Manpreet Singh Mr. St. Clair ENG4U-Q March 20th 2016 Predestined Fate vs. Random Chance In the story of Oedipus the King, fate and justice are truly envisioned through the higher powers rather than random luck/chance. The idea of fate and justice is quite significant in the play as each character questions their destiny on the basis of it. Oedipus fits a perfect description of this theme as he illustrates the role of a tragic hero. He is considered to be a well-respected and honourable king

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    Othello and Oedipus

    Othello and Oedipus… Oh the Tragedy Timothy A. Bulger Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University HUMN-142 Literature Professor Lisa Smith October 6, 2015 Othello and Oedipus… Oh the Tragedy Is there any more tragic a writing than these two works? On the bright side, it really makes me realize how good my life actually is. Both very successful men, one a king, a wise man, a leader of a nation. The other, though disadvantaged in his situation due to race and religion, was respected by the Duke,

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    Oedipus and Fate

    3. ‘In Oedipus the King, Oedipus suffers because of a fate he cannot avoid rather than because of any errors he has committed.’ How far do you think this is true? (20) Within ‘Oedipus the King’, Oedipus is shown to be a character who suffers from an amalgamation of many different factors which ultimately, drives him to his insanity and his fall from grace. Sophocles presents Oedipus as a character who is essentially, not entirely good but not entirely bad either; he is like many other characters

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    Day Two Journal Assignment Examples of Oedipus and Jocasta dismissing the prophecy: Jocasta: “Now, you remember the story: Laios was killed by marauding strangers where three highways meet; But his child had not been three days in this world before the King had pierced the baby’s ankles and left him to die on a lonely mountainside. Thus, Apollo never caused that child to kill his father, and it was not Laios’s fate to die at the hands of his son, as he had feared. This is what prophets and prophecies

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    Was Oedipus Responsible for His Own Demise ?

    examine whether Oedipus’ destiny resulted in his downfall or whether he himself was responsible for his demise. Greek culture and literature was largely based upon the belief in the gods. The Greeks would honor the gods through creating lavish temples and art works in order to gain favour, thus gain a good future. The gods needed a way to inform their subject of their desires and wills, hence the why people like prophets and oracles were used. When considering the role of fate and the god’s, two

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    Oedipus the King: Free Will or Fate?

    Oedipus the King: Free Will or Fate? A common debate that still rages today is whether we as a species have free will or if some divine source, some call it fate, controls our destiny. The same debate applies to Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus. Does Oedipus control his actions, or are they predetermined by the gods? It’s that question that makes Oedipus a classic, and many different people think many different things. With all the oracles and talk of prophecies, its obvious that

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    Oedipus the King: a Story of Fate

    Date: 12/10/08 Title: Oedipus the King: A Story of Fate Thesis: “Oedipus the King” by is generally a story about fate as it deals with its unalterable nature and the consequences that come with the attempt to change it. I. Fate and its Characteristics A. Characteristics of Fate 1. Fate as controlled by external force 2. Insignificance of man in relation to fate B. Fate according to Sophocles 1. Determined nature of fate 2. Freedom

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    Oedipus was great play that contained quite the drama and suspense. Basically Oedipus was abandoned by his parents at birth and brought up into another royal family. As Oedipus becomes older he takes the reign of Thebes and later tries to investigate who murdered the previous king before him. What Oedipus did not know is he himself committed the murder. See Oedipus’ fate was foreseen long ago by the greater Gods, it was said the he would kill his own father and marry his own mother. So he did, not

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    story of Oedipus, I noticed the theme of fate throughout the events that occurred to Oedipus. In three occasions, Oedipus tried to be protected against the fate he was prophesized to fulfill. Jocasta, his birth mother, attempted to steer her infant son from his fate by giving him away to slaves soon after his birth. After being summoned by a grown Oedipus, the servant from Corinth also tried to protect him against the truth of his fate. Tieresias also attempted to withhold the truth of Oedipus’ fate

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    such a leader figure? The people of the town immediately gave Odeipus the role of ruler because of one simple answer from the Sphinx that terrorized the town of Thebes. The symbolic symbol of eyes comes into play in this situation, the town sees Oedipus as a great hero that can never do anything wrong and could fix any problem that set upon their town, but what the town fails to see is the qualifications of what is takes to be a king. They over look the fact that Odeipus simply answered a question

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