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.
“Reverence toward the gods must be safeguarded. The mighty words of the proud are paid in full with mighty blows of fate”(1467-1470) This quote tells us the downfall of Creon and how disobeying the gods with arrogance are punished by fate. This quote and the corrupt actions of Creon are evidence for the message of the play. Sophocles shows us how the selfish acts of the arrogant king who made these decisions on his own killed his loved ones by defying the gods. In contrast to this, Macbeth is consumed by his ambition after being influenced by the witches and his wife.
In the play, Oedipus the King, there are many different examples of situational, dramatic, and verbal irony. Irony is very prevalent during this play, mostly because of the backstory of Oedipus. Oedipus’s parents were presented with an oracle that stated their son, Oedipus, would eventually destroy the city of Thebes, kill his father, and lie with his own mother (Oedipus Rex 1205-1206). As the story goes on, Thebes is hit with a plague and the only way to get rid of it is to exile or kill the murderer of King Laius, the king of Thebes (99-108). Although Oedipus was determined to find the murderer of Laius, it ended up being himself (1118-1123).
King Laius and his queen Jocasta received an oracle, delivering some news of a prophecy “it declared that doom would strike him down at the hands of a son, our son, to be born of our flesh and blood, but Laius, so the report goes at least, was killed by strangers, thieves” Jocasta was telling Oedipus about the oracle that she and her husband received long ago about their own son that he would kill his father. But when her husband; the king, died it was reported that he was killed by strangers or thieves meaning the prophecy did not come true. If the report of the murder stated that one man killed the king then the queen would have suspicion, but because it was a group of people she did not give it much thought and thought the prophecies were futile. Denying facts and being ignorant to the truth will not make fate
In the tragedy Oedipus Rex written by Sophocles, King Oedipus was destined to a tragic fate. He was prophesied to kill his father, King Laius and marry his mother Jocasta. Throughout the story, many symbols reveal hidden meanings related to the ignorance Oedipus displays towards his fate. Sophocles uses Oedipus Rex to convey that ignorance cannot alter fate. The symbols of light versus dark and sight versus blindness help to reinforce this theme.
Fufilling the predictions made by the witches, he feared that his reign as king will end as busquo was going to father a king. With beign power hungry and to minimise the suspicion brought upon him, he ordered two murderes to murder both Busquo and his son, Fleance. Fleance got away but his father didn’t. The witches then told Macbeth to fear Macduff and told him no man born by a women can hurt him. He then ordered the murder of Macduff and his family but Macduff fleed to England.
Knowing their fate can sometimes blind people and cause them to try to avoid the fate. In the cause of Oedipus, Antigone’s father, his father learned that Oedipus was to kill him and marry his wife, Oedipus’ own mother, so he tried to avoid that fate by banishing Oedipus. He unknowingly put into play the events that led up to Oedipus killing him and marrying his wife. When Oedipus found out, he gouged out his eyes and prophesied that his own sons would kill each other in battle. This event ultimately comes to pass (Oedipus Rex).
That curse was to persuade King Laius and to punish him and his lineage to the third child, and his first victim was supposed to be King Laius himself, and was destined to die from the hands of his own son. Tragic is hidden in every death in this play. Like
The Queen who was Laios' wife, is also Oedipus's mother, who he will marry as the new king of Thebes and contribute even more to his eventual downfall and death. Oedipus was taught to believe his parents were Polybus and Merope, when he hears word that those may not be his parents he decides he must know the answer. Oedipus decides to go to Thebes and find the truth of his origin. During the journey he ends up fulfilling an earlier prophecy that he would kill his father. Later on in the plat, Oedipus decides he must find the truth about who killed king Laios and ironically enough it is he who killed the king.
But he has no choice but to let Justine take the fall for the death of his brother because he fears being seen as a madman. Later when Victor is told by his monster that he would leave to South America if Victor makes a second creation, he agrees until he selfishly destroys the second creation. “You have destroyed the work which you began...Do you dare to break your promise?” (181). Victor knew the consequences. He failed his parental duty to take care of his child and his needs and as a result he got Elizabeth killed.
While he is escaping his fate he runs into his real father Laius, who he does not know is his real father, and kills him. He arrives at Thebes where his birth mother lives and ends up marrying her, also believing it was just a random women. The Oracle predicted all of these things to happen, while Oedipus thought he was winning, he never knew he was actually fulfilling his destiny. As he gathered more information about the truth, he uncovers that he did in fact marry his mother and kill his father. Disgusted with himself, he gauges his eyeballs out and exiles himself from Thebes, and his hometown, Corinth.
As punishment, the descendants of Cadmus lived under a curse prophesied to each generation by Apollo’s oracle. According to prophecy, if Laius, king of Thebes, had a son by Jocasta, his queen, that son would kill his father and marry his mother.” (“Background”; 430). From early on, Oedipus was fated to do this and it could not be avoided. It is Apollo
His qualifications as a king did not meet what the old testament had desired, a king who had to be of that nation and divinely chosen by the people and God. Herod’s throne was given to him by the Romans. Herod the Great suffered greatly from paranoia, which lead him to murder his wife and son, all because of a false accusation that they were planning to overthrow him. Not only did he murder his family, but massacred all the infants age two and under to prevent a heir to the throne. Such was an act against god, because he attempted to kill baby Jesus as soon as he found out that he was the true king of Jews.
Oedipus was told his prophecy. With this being Oedipus prophecy he chooses sacrificing his happiness in order to keep his parents safe from danger. In both stories Hamlet and Oedipus were both fated by gods or supernatural beings, there lives can be seen as predetermined. Oedipus was meant to be a prophecy in which he was doomed to kill his father and marry his mother. Oedipus had his fate decided which lead to him being defined by arrogance that which made him believe he was able to prevent destiny from taking its course.