Free Will In Sophocles Oedipus The King

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In the drama "Oedipus the King" by Sophocles, has discussed the three main themes was the power of unwritten law, the limits of free will, and the willingness to ignore the truth in the life and society. In this drama, it makes everyone and the reader has a feeling of joy, happiness, sadness, suspicious, disappointment and tense about the main character in the play. It a great drama discusses in the life of a man Oedipus, who was destined to kill his father and marry with his mother. At the beginning of the play, Oedipus is the King of Thebes and he has saved everyone in Thebes with the plague from the curse of the Sphinx to becoming the king in life and society. Therefore, the main character in this drama is motivated to find the truth and …show more content…
It seems to determine the rest of life Oedipus which meant he has a free will and the choice to bring the prophecy to live and society. After that, Oedipus tells Creon, "Speak for all! My heavy load of care more for the sake than for my own I bear." (Sophocles) This shows that we can learn about Oedipus honest character in this drama and the closeness that he tried to share with everyone in the public. Then he has pledged by himself to find a truth way and punishment with the murderer. In addition, the author in this drama was Sophocles has used the motifs and symbolize in the play to describe all things include the sight and blindness, Oedipus swollen foot, and the three way crossroads. Generally, the Oedipus the King was left something in the mountains with his ankles pinned together for his life. Meanwhile, Jocasta explains that Laius abandoned him in this state on a barren mountain shortly after he was born. Then, the Oedipus’s injury symbolizes the way in which fate has marked him and set him apart in his life. It also symbolizes the way his movements have been confined and constrained since birth, by Apollo’s prophecy to

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