Control Of Fate In Oedipus The King

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Oedipus throughout the novel shows that he is brave and a good leader, however he can not control what is actually going to happen. He can’t control his fate because the definition of fate is the development of events beyond a person 's control, regarded as determined by a supernatural power. This means that however hard Oedipus tries to control what is going to happen he cannot escape his fate. The definition also States that it is a development or change over time. The readers knows from the prologue that Oedipus in the end did kill his father and marries his mother. Overtime he develops feeling that it could be him that killed his father and although he did try to escape his fate he did not. This proves that he is ultimately not in control of his fate.…show more content…
The reader hears that he did try to escape from his adopted parents. At the time he did not know that they were not his real parents. Oedipus ends up killing his father out of fate. Although he did not mean to kill his father it was destined to happen the whole time. When he got two Thebes and fell in love with a woman he did not realize that it was his mother. Through fate he marries his mother and has children with his mother and in no way was Oedipus in control of what was
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