Fate And Free Will In Oedipus The King

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Imagine a world without fate, would Oedipus have killed his father and married his mother? Fate is simply power that controls what will happen next in the future, but are we truly responsible for our actions? This question has left us with wonder and curiosity throughout the years. The ancient Greeks considered fate as harsh reality that determined life, therefore, the ancient Greeks took fate as a “frightening uncontrollable force”. Fate took on a strong role when Oedipus was left at the top of the mountain, and given a chance at life. What were the odds of the prophecy not falling through, and Jocasta and Laius never knowing about it for all those years? Throughout the play fate acts upon both Oedipus and his parents. Oedipus was meant to
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