Oedipus State of Mind What causes people to make specific actions throughout their life? This question is asked and answered in Sophocles’ play Oedipus the King as he portrays how fate, freewill, foreshadowing, and death intertwine to form an individual’s story. Oedipus’ free will is evident as he makes choices that lead to tragic consequences. However, these acts of free will are made apparent as a result of fate’s verdict. In addition, foreshadowing is utilized as characters of Oedipus the King
TBH Fate and freewill are two opposing aspects that can strongly influence a person’s life, whether for good or for evil. In the play Oedipus Rex written by Sophocles, Oedipus is foretold by a prophecy that he would kill his own father,marry his mother ultimately leading him on journey which ends his demolition of a normal life. The play Oedipus Rex starts of when the city of Thebes is suffering terribly from a curse. Oedipus is adopted by a family, because his real parents left him out to die.
Fate or Free Will In the myths of Ancient Greek Mythology there has been a debate that involves every Greek hero. Did ancient Greek heros have free will, or was it just fate a destiny pre-determined by the gods? Perfect examples of fate vs. free will are found easily throughout Greek Mythology; the story of Oedipus and Odysseus. Oedipus was an born of King Laios and Queen Jocasta of Thebes. Shortly before the birth of Oedipus King Laios approached an oracle. The oracle foretold of his newborn son's