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In Sophocles’ play, Oedipus Rex, there are many themes that are woven through the life of King Oedipus, and revealed through the key points of the plot. One of the most important themes is the inevitability of ones’ fate. Although fate is considered the usual genre of the Greeks in playwriting there, are specifics that Oedipus conducts unusual to our own way of thinking of a king during the Ancient Greek times. For example: Oedipus’s ignorance of believing what is said from his wife, Iocaste and others. Also there is the prophecy and tragedy portrayed in the story. The action and plot/structure of the play is part of what makes it one of the most studied Greek, plays ever.
Even today one of the most famous themes is the idea that your fate is inevitable. As seen in Oedipus Rex, Oedipus was prophesized that one day he will murder his father and sleep with his mother. When he was thrown out and raised by shepherds, his parents thought that action would end the prediction of his fate. Unfortunately it didn’t. He did unwittingly kill a man at the opening of the three roads, which was his real father. When a messenger told Oedipus that Polybos died, he was excited, page 1332 on lines 54 to 60, “They prophesied that I should kill Polybos, but he is dead and buried”. This does pose a little bit of irony when he found out that Polybos is not his father. At the end, his fate comes true anyways, revealed in the curse from Teirsais on page 1318 and in lines 195 to 205. In despair he blinds himself and takes his fate with him.
There is a great consideration of plausibility in Oedipus´ ignoring all the clues that are put before him by Iocaste and others. Teiresias, in page 1318 and lines 195 to 205, says, “Listen to me, You mock my blindness. Do you? But I say that you are blind ”. This is the foreshadowing that Oedipus ignores, but becomes true later on. These questions as well as a couple of other questions might be lost in ignorance, but there are some others which

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