Choice In Oedipus The King

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It has been reiterated time and time again in Greek literature that fate is an unavoidable force in the universe. No matter how many precautions one may take, fate will always find a way to catch up to them and fulfill its prophecies. In the case of Oedipus the King, the idea of choice plays a role in helping fate to carry out Oedipus’ destiny. Due to the choice of the shepherd to spare Oedipus from perishing as a child, his prophecy could still be fulfilled, showing that fate is a strong enough force that it will cause choices to be made so that it can be carried out.
The story of Oedipus the King began while the city of Thebes was suffering from a terrible plague. It was said by an oracle that the plague would be lifted when the murderer
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