The Age Old Question Of Being Human Essay

849 Words Jan 24th, 2016 4 Pages
Joshua R. Smith
Dr. Joseph Walker
LITR201 World Literature through the Renaissance
16 January 2016

Dr. Walker, I have decided to answer the age old question of being human and what this means I will be analyzing Oedipus attempts to outrun prophecy and his fate. I decided to write about this because we all are human and humans no matter what can’t outrun our fate. I find it very interesting how Sophocles writes his plays in Ancient Greece he was known as a tragedian. Meaning that he only wrote tragedies and wow he was good at what he did. I think that my essay is very strong because I use examples and I try to keep the focus of this essay on the age old question. Can we outrun our fate? I will show proof of this by using my research that I found and is located in my works cited. One weakness that I know I can use some help on is going to be MLA formatting. If it is possible can you please give me more feedback with MLA formatting.

- Josh

Fate
Are we as humans ever responsible for our fate and actions? This is something that has had me thinking since reading this play. Doing some research on this I have found out that people try to run from their fate. In ancient Greece it is said that “Fate was the will of the Gods”. In the play by Oedipus is told by an oracle that he will kill his father and marry his mother. Now if I was told that this was going to be my fate then I would try to out run it as well. Being human we have the ability to make moral…

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