Oedipus Fate

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At a point in Oedipus life he received information that was not his father’s son. Not understanding what was told to Oedipus, the old man confesses to him who his real parents were. After Oedipus interagate his family looking for answers they convienced him that the man at the bar was a drunk and didn’t know what he was talking about. Unsure with what his unsettling mind was thinking, Oedipus thought talking to an oracle would satisfy his mind by finally being told the truth. The oracle told him “you are fated to couple with your mother, you will bring a breed of children into the light no man can bear to see, you will kill your father, the one who gave your life.” Oedipus frightened about what his fate was, had decided to leave Corinth, deserting…show more content…
The citizens of Thebes had high respect and confidence in Oedipus that they begged him to help save his people, so they would not have the same fate of the many that already died from the plague. King Oedipus orders a blind prophet, named Tiresias to inform him on anything he knows about the death of the previous king. Tiresias who is physically blind recognized Oedipus from when he arrived to the royal family in Corinth and refuse his request to tell him about Oedipus past. Oedipus gets angry with Tiresias and starts mocking him, now upset Tiresias reveals to Oedipus that he is the reason for the plague and is the corporation of the land. Oedipus refuse to hear the truth by calling the blind prophet a liar. Tiresias ends their conversation by saying “so, you mock my blindness? Let me tell you this. You with your precious eyes, you’re blind to the corruption of your life, to the house you live in, those you live with-who are your parents? Do you know? All unknowingly you are the scrounge of your own flesh and blood.” At this time Oedipus is informed of what Tiresias is saying but is in completely in disbelief. For the first time, Oedipus begins to question his own knowledge of the truth and realize that he might had been misguided his whole
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