Sophocles ' Fate And Free Will Essay

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In the play, “Oedipus Tyrannus” the author, Sophocles, illustrated how fate and free will could determine one 's destiny. Sophocles revolve the core of this play around fate and free will. Sophocles is a well-known tragedian who wrote more than one-hundred Greek dramas for Greek festivals. His plays have entertained countless people in Greek carnivals while made his intended audience to become acquainted with Athens’ government, social forms as well as its’ religion. In this play the main character, Oedipus, is represented as a man of sudden actions and great insight. Oedipus unintentional had fulfilled an infant 's fate that stated that he will kill his father and marry his mother. Both fate and free will had resulted Oedipus fate.

BODY 1 –GREEK DRAMA In the play "Oedipus Tyrannus" the author, Sophocles, illustrates how Oedipus’ destiny was determined by his infant 's fate and his character traits.
In this play Sophocles used a combo of visual and emotional imagery to assist his intended audience to picture and see Oedipus as a man of morality and pride. Oedipus fate was based on his driving for knowledge and seeking truth about his identity.
Unknowingly he has fulfilled his infant fated that stated that he would kill his parent and marry his mother. At the beginning of this play Oedipus believed that his parents were the King and queen of Corinth, despite the fact he was told the they weren 't his biological parents. A Delphic oracle had prophesied Oedipus…

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