Oedipus Rex, when broken down into its core ingredients, is a story of a man's dealing with his guilt at inadvertent murder of his father and incest with his mother.
Many people over the decades have thought that King Oedipus didn't deserve the troubles and misfortunes he encountered. It was believed that the god's predetermined people's lives, and it was unavoidable. Others thought that everyone had their specific place in life. They must die on
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and seek the rewards of our opportunities. Although we may strive to do our best, certain unforeseen events seem to always enter our lives that challenge our efforts. The fact is, life is not fair. The sooner we learn that truth, somehow, that seems to make life easier. The tragedy of Oedipus is not that he suffered undeservedly. That happens to everyone. Oedipus never learned this, and that is why his life is a tragedy.