Oedipus Destiny Quotes

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In this scene, Jocasta tells Oedipus to stop worrying because he has no control over his destiny. Nevertheless, Oedipus nobly refuses to accept his fate, which is ultimately his downfall. CAN I DELETE INTRO? I most appreciate the situational irony of this quote. Upon Oedipus’ birth, a prophecy was made about him. To prevent it from coming true, Oedipus left his hometown of Corinth and abandoned his family. Unbeknownst to him, he actually fulfilled it while fleeing from his destiny. Furthermore, this quote proves that Oedipus is indeed a hero. Although it would be much easier to ignore the prophecy and let the Gods control his destiny, as suggested by Jocasta, he attempts to stop the inevitable thus making him a tragic hero. Furthermore, it

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