Was Oedipus Responsible For His Own Fate?

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Was Oedipus responsible for his own fate? Oedipus, the King Harmanjot Singh Parmar, 578087686 Vancouver Island University Author note This paper was prepared for Liberal studies, Section 250, taught by Mark Blackell Oedipus-the king is a true Greek novel in all sense. It is a tragedy at heart and explores various emotions and instances of human life in a suspenseful and heart trenching way. Oedipus the King unfolds as a murder mystery, a political thriller, and a psychological whodunit (The Oedipus trilogy). In this mythic story of patricide and Oedipal love, Sophocles emphasizes the irony of a man determined to track down, expose, and put the man behind bars who killed king Laius and funny though, the man turns out to be himself. The hero of the play, Oedipus is a ruler of Greek city, Thebes and had become king by solving the riddle of Sphinx and marrying the Queen Jocasta. It totally grips a persons’ interest and tell about the moral values of life. A lot of Themes have been discussed, but the one which seems basic structure of the story is the role of fate in whole play. I think fate played an interesting aspect of Oedipus’ life throughout the play. It was fate which was responsible for most of the circumstances in the story. But was the fate only criterion that led to fall of

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