Oedipus Fate Vs Free Will

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A man destined to kill his father and have intimate relations with his mother, what does he do? Sophocles writes the book of The Oedipus Cycle where Oedipus leaves the city of his family to escape a doomed fate. Was it truly fate or a curse of poor judgement? The gods create a fate for Oedipus whose actions and reaction upon his prophecy led him to his tragic fate coming true. The gods control the fates of the people and used Oedipus as a lesson. Oedipus’ parents have made his journey difficult and stood in his way. Oedipus, his parents, and the gods were all responsible for the tragic events of Oedipus Rex. Oedipus was responsible for the fate that occurred for himself. He has poor judgement to listens to a drunk man in his hometown of Corinth, slurring to him that his parents are not his own. Oedipus lets himself be guided by the words of a drunk man who is not in the right mind. Oedipus then asks his family and Delphi whether this man was to be trusted. That led him to what would be a long tragic path. He should not have followed up on the words of a man of impaired judgement. Oedipus had reacted to such news of his fate in…show more content…
They are the ones who decide the fate of children at their birth. They made it that Oedipus would kill his father and sleep with his mother. They had a choice in whether the fate was something helpful to a good life or a life of misfortune. They put it upon a defenseless baby to defile his family, specifically his parents when he grows up. They told him of this tragic fate which led him down the path to misfortune. Oedipus had asked if his father was his own, but the oracle answer with his fate to kill his father and sleep with his mother. On his journey to escape this terrifying fate he heads straight for it. They created this fate and sent him on his way for it, but he was caught in the wind of his emotions pushing him in the way of his
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