Oedipus Rex Fate Vs Truth

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There has always been a debate between whether it is better to know one’s fate or to stay oblivious to the truth. Though there are many favorable arguments for both sides, it is better to stay blind to the truth because knowing the future causes the person to try to change the outcome, which often makes it a self-fulfilling prophecy. In the tragedy, Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, the main character, Oedipus, finds out that he is destined to murder his father and wed his mother. In fear of this coming true, he flees to his “home” country to try to stop himself from doing these terrible tasks; however, on the way to Thebes he has an encounter with his birth dad (not knowing this at the time), and ends up killing him. With no knowledge of what he

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