Oedipus Ex Machina

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Oedipus Rex The myth and tragedy of Oedipus the King portray divine intervention. Divine intervention has a significant role in human actions that develop considerable ramifications and individual’s responsibility. It also reflects autonomy regarding actions that lead to future events. The interpretation of Oedipus’s actions reveals human behaviors as result of predetermined existence or God’s decisions. The role of misfortune remains visible in the story of Oedipus Rex that allures the impotence of human actions. The role of fate minimizes the choice of human actions and leads to his corruptness. The involvement of destiny in Oedipus’s life does not put the blame of his actions entirely upon him. Divine logic reflects the ambiguity drawn by…show more content…
The phrase indicates “God from the machine” and highlights the power of God. In the Greek play, ‘Sophocles Oedipus Rex’ Deus ex Machina reflects the presence of God who resolves the tragedy of human. Dues ex Machina is a literary device incorporated to resolve the hidden mystery. In Oedipus, Deus ex Machina is visible in the character of Tiresias. Tiresias plays the role of blind seer and discloses the reality to Oedipus. The play creates separatism at the arrival of Tiresias. His appearance in the play portrays a dramatic scene that displays him without eyes. Tiresias has no eye, but his supernatural power allows him to determine the future of Oedipus. The play displays the supernatural power of Tiresias as he appears fearless in front of Oedipus. The resolution comes from the character of Tiresias who reflects authority and power. Tiresias is not afraid of Oedipus’s power and status that makes him distinct from other humans…show more content…
Creon says that Apollo plagued Thebes and pre- determined revenge through Laius’s murder. The plays portray Deus ex machina during a discussion between Creon and Oedipus. Creon tells Oedipus about the prophecy “then I will tell you what I heard at Delphi in plain words. The God commands us to expel from the land of Thebes an old defilement we are sheltering. It is a deadly thing, beyond cure we must; not let it feed upon us longer”. He again tells Oedipus about getting rid of the plague “by exile or death. Blood for blood. It was a murder that brought the plague- wind on the city”. The explanation of destiny reveals Deus ex-machine “my lord: long ago lauis was our king before you came to govern us. He was murdered, and Apollo commands us now to take revenge upon whoever killed him” (Sophocles 97-111). The phrase also reflects decisions of supreme authority that leads humans to un-decidable conditions and their actions are results of the destiny. Deus ex machina remains visible through the play of Oedipus Rex as he remains the victim of fate
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