Parents To Blame In Oedipus The King

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Great point, the parents are ultimately responsible for the prophecy being fulfilled. Oedipus’ parents arranging to have their child to be killed as a means to save themselves from the prophecy, these sets mechanism that sets events in motion. Each member of the family having a fault that leads to their own suffering. Laius, for ordering baby Oedipus killed, Jocasta, for not protecting the baby, and Oedipus for his brash action on the road when he meets and killed his father, and his attendants, over a seemingly minor incident

From the assigned reading we see that this is a classic Greek tragedy. The Greeks based their plays on legends and myths, and often the fate would hold characters accountable for wrong done to others, I wondered

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