Who predicted that their son will kill Laius and marry Jocasta. Ordering their servant to take their son to dispose of him, went to go get rid of the baby, but instead of killing him he gave it away to the king and queen of Cornith. Oedipus grow up without realizing he is adopted until one day he is out with some friends drinking, one of his friend that night told him the truth. Finding out this. He travel to Delphi 's to search for the truth.
This lead his biological parents to give up their baby, by sending him to be murdered. But due to the role of fate in the life on Oedipus, he was not murdered, but was instead given to a family that would grow up to take care of him and eventually become his adoptive parents Polybus and Merope. Thus, it is clear that the first time the Prophecy affected his life, was in his infancy, in which he was ripped away from his family in order to die. Years later, after Oedipus was crowned as king of Thebes, he began the search to find the murderer of Laius which would eventually lead him to discovering out that he is
In tragic plays, the unlikely hero will do something that will kill the character. Oedipus, the main character of the play, is a king with ideal tragic hero traits in his personality, but his downfall is due to flaws in his moral decisions. That makes the reader have the tragic hero feeling at the end of the play when all the good of Oedipus is muddled in his fight against his evilness. Oedipus’ parents
King Laius was to have his babies ankles pinned and put on a cliffside left to die. Oedipus was taken into another kingdom adopted by the king and queen not knowing they were his real parents. He soon finds out his fate to murder his father and lay with his mother; thinking he is larger than life flees to escape his destiny not knowing he was adopted. He then meets a man escorted by men who force him to move aside. In anger he kills them not realizing that one of the men was his father, the king.
The Queen, Jacosta, Oedipus’ wife tells him not to believe in the prophet, because they’ve been wrong before, she then tells Oedipus about how she and King Laius had a son who was prophesied to kill Laius and sleep with her but since the child was supposedly dead the prophecy couldn’t be true. Oedipus becomes a bit weary because as a child an old man told him he was adopted and that one day he’d kill his real father and sleep with his mother, Oedipus did also kill a man at a crossroads which sounded like the way Laius died. Oedipus continued questioning the messenger and found out that he was the man everyone spoke of and Jacosta then comes to the realization that Oedipus is her son and kills herself. Oedipus shortly after is escorted away by Creon after realizing that he had slept and procreated with his mother and killed his father. There are many characteristics of Greek tragedy; it always depicts the downfall of a good person who is called the protagonist.
This lead his biological parents to give up their baby, by sending him to be murdered. But due to the role of fate in the life on Oedipus, he was not murdered, but was instead given to a family that would grow up to take care of him and eventually become his adoptive parents Polybus and Merope. Thus, it is clear that the first time the Prophecy affected his life, was in his infancy, in which he was ripped away from his family in order to die. Years later, after Oedipus was crowned as king of Thebes, he began the search to find the murderer of Laius which would eventually lead him to discovering out that he is the murderer of Laius thus fulfilling the prophecy. This again shows how the prophecy played a role in dictating the outcome of the vents that take place in Oedipus’ life.
For Oedipus, it was him killing his father and marrying his mother because of the prophecy that couldn’t be escaped since all the actions he was trying to make to escape the prophecy are what caused it. In Oedipus’ case the readers could empathize and understand because he didn’t know that he killed his father or married his mother. He was attacked on
King Oedipus is indeed a tragedy. According to Aristotle’s theory of tragedy, King Oedipus was the best illustration as it clearly depicted the downfall of a heroic king who saved Thebes from the calamity of Sphinx to committing patricide. King Oedipus’s unwitting sins was the cause of his ruin, due to his unwillingness to accept his fate. When all the truth and questions that King Oedipus seeks for was answered, it led him to destruction such that he gouges his eyes out and intent to be exiled from Thebes. King Oedipus’s suffering has thus, return harmony to it citizens and arouses reader’s pity and fear.
“The serpent that did that fathers life/Now wears his Crown.”(Shakespeare 44,45) The ghost spoke. “For me with sorrow I embrace my Fortune.”(Shakespeare 404) Says Fortinbras. These scenes depict on how they both got their fortune. Claudius wanted the crown and Gertrude so bad that he acted and got both by killing the previous king, who was his brother. While Fortinbras took over he walked into a room where Claudius, Hamlet, and Gertrude were dead, so he took action and claimed the throne and land.
Oedipus fate was to kill his father and marry his mother only. In the same time, we cannot forgot the role of Jocasta and Laius they dealt with the prophecy, by putting their son to death. They are all connected in the curse, and their fear of it was interpreted by making bad choices. In the same way, Oedipus’s reactions towards his fate showed some irrationality. For example, he was able to change his destiny if he was not impetuous when he got opportunities to stop looking for the truth for his advantage.