Response To Oedipus Rex

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Tragic. Shame. Awful. Horrendous. Catastrophic. What more can I say about this story? Oedipus Rex was probably the most devastating story I’ve ever read. I mean his ill-fate truly saddened me. He is a man who was born to kill his father so; his parents did everything to kill him. But, fate decided to make his life more miserable so, he was saved by a shepherd and was given to the Queen and King of Corinth. As he grew old, for some reasons, he heard that he wasn’t the true son of the Queen and King of Corinth and he also heard a prophecy that he would kill his father and sleep with his mother. Horrified by this, he never stepped his foot again on the land of Corinth. With his journey of leaving his homeland, he came across a man who wanted to kill him however; he defended himself resulting to killing the said man which was known to be his father. He came across…show more content…
As the story pursues, it was quite frustrating that he didn’t want to believe what the seer has told him. He was blinded by what he believes in. He lacks to accept the fact that there are things that he didn’t know. Here, I also saw how he has the free will to choose what he would want to believe in. Some suggested him to just let the issue go but, he was really pursued to know the truth. He was not destructed by what he did but, his efforts to find the truth behind all of that. Here I thought you can’t escape your fate, it is still accountable on your part on how you would respond to your fate. In the case of Oedipus, he chose to search for the truth and that is the reason why he was destroyed. In this story full of ups and downs, I came to realize that no matter how great you are or no matter what you do, you will always be subjected to your fate. But it is on your free will on what you would respond to this thing called fate and that what makes who you are as a
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