Oedipus The King Fate Essay

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I believe fate is an unavoidable and often an unfortunate outcome. Fate is the belief that all events are determined by the divine will or by some force greater than man, that every event must take place as it does because it has been predetermined. Not a bible word or teaching. The Greeks believed that fate should be accepted because it ultimately cannot be avoided.

In the Greek tragedy, Oedipus the King, the irony of fate brings the downfall of Oedipus. Fate, in this story affects three specific characters. The gods have already decreed Oedipus and Jocasta’s fate even before they know it. Their fate was in fact decreed the day they were born, and trying to avoid seems to have been pointless.

Oedipus unsuccessfully tries to change his fate. An oracle has confirmed that his destiny is to marry his mother and kill his father. That’s why they tie his legs with a strong roof and order a shepherd to keep him on the pick of the mountain so that the beasts of the mountain eat him. He does everything he can to change that fate, but because of his parents' actions in ordering him killed as an infant; his knowledge of the people who've raised him as parents is incorrect. All in all, he had no say in his fate and was incapable of changing anything. Thus, we have our tragedy.
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He does not keep it on the pick of mountain. Actually, the destiny of Oedipus saves him from certain death. The shepherd gives Oedipus to another shepherd who is the member of another kingdom. He takes it and shows him to his king. The king has no child so he becomes very happy to get Oedipus. He and his wife take great care as their child. Gradually Oedipus becomes grower day by
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