Oedipus The King Free Will

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Unlike the king that dies with his image and greatness, a self sacrificing individual dies with the start of their legacy. In the play Oedipus, the protagonist’s free will generates the downfall in the play which becomes clear that fate takes over his life. Oedipus, the protagonist, is still able to make his own decisions; however, he was mainly mortified based on his lack of judgment and his bad decisions throughout the play. Aristotle, the Greek philosopher considers this play to be a huge example of tragic drama and theory in it due to Oedipus’s terrible philosophy long ago. “Shepherd: There had been prophecies... It was said that the boy would kill his own father.” (64). Even though young Oedipus could not control the sociological causes during his childhood, he failed to acknowledge the truth about himself even when he was told by several other character in the play and still refuses to face his responsibilities. Before Oedipus was king, he had killed Laios due to his free will. He had no wish to kill him, but because of …show more content…
Instead, of Oedipus stabbing his eyes, he could have chose to ask the Gods for forgiveness or another chance. He lost hope in himself and wishes Creon the best. He says goodbye to Creon and tells him to “take care of [his daughter]; do this for me.” The audience can view how Oedipus makes no attempt to choose a different path since he announces that he has “neither sight nor knowledge.” He went from blaming everyone and everything, but himself to having the sinking feeling of hopelessness and devastation. He breaks the responsibility of being a king which undercovers his lack of ownership. In addition, Oedipus is not only a victim of his fate, but a victim of a free will as well because he runs right into his own fate, yet he had the ability to act at his own judgement. Trying to escape only made Oedipus’s fate to rise and eventually it came to the point where he could not prevent

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