Consequences Of The Tragedy Of Oedipus By Sophocles

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It all seems predestined that Oedipus would end up murdering his father and committing incest with his mother. However from my personal point of view, I think that the whole series of tragic events that had happened in King Oedipus can totally be thwarted. This tragedy could be well avoided from the beginning through the decision made by perhaps his parents or even the different characters in the plot. Ironically, we could also say that it is also the decisions made by these people in various situations that result in the tragedy. I believe that there will be a plot twist even if only one mid-event got changed. Individual actions result in the foreordained ending of Oedipus. Decision can truly change a lot of things.

The determinists believe that things that happened are all destined, and not within the control of human. They believe that no matter what they do, they don’t have the power or ability to change the things or events that are going to happen since it was all fated. However, with agency in human, they believe that something will be bound to changes with their action. They believe they could do something to modify the ending to anything but the known-predicted ending.

Sophocles has seamlessly engaged determinism into the book through making known that Apollo’s predictions will happen to Oedipus. To King Laius and Queen Jocasta, Apollo was the mighty one; his prediction is and will be the only truth to them. They have fear for the prediction because it was from
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