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Oedipus Rex2

Oedipus was not composed by his fate; he was responsible for his own conduct. From his very birth Oedipus was predetermined to marry his mother and murder his father. His situation was inevitable. Although Apollo exhorted the prophecy in Delphi, this event only drove Oedipus to fulfill his destiny. There were a series of events that occurred causing Oedipus did to lure himself to destruction. Oedipus wouldn’t have cursed himself so ignorantly had he been more diligent to analyze the murder with the former King Laius. He deliberately wanted to curse the murder. (On page 438; lines 226-271) "Upon the murder I invoke this curse- whether he is one man and all unknown, or one of many- may he wear out his life in misery or doom! If with my knowledge he lives at my hearth, I pray that I myself may feel my curse." Oedipus was a unique individual for his time. He wasn’t seen as being a perfectionist. The impression of the play was to give off a message of imperfection. Cases such as Oedipus’s could be related to our lives. Life is unpredictable, anything can evolve from it; even a situation such as Oedipus’s may find its way to reality. Oedipus had too much emphasis on his self. He was headed in the wrong direction. Distrusting, disobeying, and disbelieving the Gods all played a role in his misfortune. Oedipus calls the old oracle a liar after he was told he was responsible for Laius’s murder. He left his home, Corinth, assuming he could deceive the gods from his fate. Unfortunately, Apollo’s oracle would be awaiting Oedipus’s arrival no matter where he went or what he did. The chorus’s view of Oedipus's self-love, and disrespect for the gods was frail. "If a man walks with haughtiness of hand or word and gives no heed to Justice and the shrines of Gods despises- may an evil doom smite him for his ill-starred pride of heart!- if he reaps gains without justice and will not ...

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