Can destiny be avoided?
Many conflicts occur in daily society: between two people, among groups of people, and sometimes between people and their destiny. The most interesting aspect of Oedipus Rex is the conflicts it contains throughout the play: “Oedipus Rex is a tragedy of destiny” (Dodds 17). There are many conflicts that occur in the play Oedipus Rex; the three most crucial occur between Laius and Jocaste and the gods, between Oedipus and his destiny,
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of one’s destiny. When one disobeys the gods, the result always ends in tragedy. Do to Laius and Jocaste disobeying the gods and getting married, they eventually give birth to a child whose destiny is to kill his father and marry his mother. Through a set of bizarre circumstances, Oedipus does indeed murder his own
father and marry his mother. The gods do not control evil, but evil is present in all humanity.