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How Does Oedipus Escape Fate

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Oedipus Rex, also known as, Oedipus the King is the story of a man who’s most vicious enemy was himself. Oedipus is a tragic hero who constantly denies the truth and allows his pride to lead him to trials. The question this play raises is can you escape fate? Oedipus spends his life attempting to run from his fate and the fate of his parents. The tragedy of his life began at conception, his mother and father given a prophecy that he would murder his father. King Lauis, Oedipus’ father, received this curse because he defiled a family. As a young man, he was sent to the court of Pelops for protection from his brothers. In the court, Laius abducted and raped Chrisippus, the son of Pelops. Consequently, this act enraged the gods and caused the
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