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Oedipus Rex And Antigone Reflection Essay

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Learning from the Greek Dramas in class over a period has made my outlook on life and the activates I do very questionable, but in fact more understandable. I learned about 2 play writes that have been the most influential tragedies ever made, Oedipus Rex and Antigone written by Sophocles, which I will go in more detail later. This topic is very important to me because when I go to church and participate in sport; swimming. I learn about how God has a plan for us, like fate featured in the tragedies. Our fate is sealed and everything thing we do whether it’s bad or good has a reasoning for our life. Certain characters in the tragedies I can very much relate too and have personally have made me almost emotional. The characters almost all go through a rough rollercoaster of bad and good but some thrive from it and others fall because of it.

The tragedy Oedipus Rex was about a plague plaguing Thebes and the only way to end it was to find the murder of King Liyus and to banish him. We learn later from the story that Tiresias the blind prophet proclaims that Oedipus is the murder. Oedipus doesn’t know he is the murder due to his complicated childhood of been a foster and growing up with his non- biological parents, even though he doesn’t know he was abandoned by his real parents. Due to the prophecy and fate of Oedipus, he will kill his real father and marry his mother. Oedipus later learns of this prophecy and tries to escape his fate because he loves his parents, but during a
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