Oedipus As A Victim Of Destiny Essay

710 Words May 6th, 2016 3 Pages
In the Oedipus Plays of Sochocles, Oedipus is a victim of destiny by the gods. There was a lot that was not completely understood, so they used gods to explain why things happened the way they happened. In Greek and Roman mythology, fate is depicted by three goddesses, the Destinies, which are the Gods who determine the course of human life. These gods were able to control man’s behavior, and basically imaged how a person was supposed to live their life, which was shown very well in Oedipus the King. Fate played a huge part during this time. It gave the Greek’s and Roman’s ideas that no matter how hard someone struggles to change their destiny it has already been predetermined, and there is nothing can do about it. From the very beginning of Oedipus, one can see that the main character of Oedipus is very sure about who he is and where he has come from, but who he perceives himself to be and who he really is completely change his whole life.
One of the most important ideas of the story is how Oedipus claims that everyone else around him is blind, and he is the only one that can see. But, Oedipus will soon find out that he isn’t who he really thinks he is, and that all along he has been the one who is living a fantasy. Sophocles makes Oedipus suffer because of the fact that he actually has no idea who he is, and almost avoids figuring it out. It takes a defining moment for it to dawn on Oedipus and for him to piece two and two together to figure out that he is not who he…

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